Twitter is a microblogging service, created in California in March, 2006, by Jack Dorsey. Actually, five hundred millions of people use it.
The network can send plain text messages, with a maximum of 140 characters, called tweets, which are displayed in the user's home page. Users can subscribe to other users' tweets - this is called "follow", and the users and subscribers are called "followers". If you are a follower noob who haven't made many tweets, your name is 'tweep'.
From what I've seen, Twitter has been very famous, but now there are other social networks like Facebook, Whatssapp, Instagram also very famous.They are very similar, but the problem is that Twitter is old-fashioned.
From my experience, Twitter is as interesting as the others, but it's less secure, because many people use it.
So Twitter's got a point, because you can write short messages, communicate with other people, meet famous people, you can follow lots of people and lots of people can follow you, but it can be an addiction and you should do other activities like meeting your friends, walking your dog, riding your bike, going to the park, etc.
Maria Jose Garcia 3ºA // Unit 4.