Twitter is a social networking and micro blogging site where users share thoughts of up to 140 characters, known as a tweets. There are 200 million active users who tweet an average 400 million tweets per day. The site launched on March 21, 2006 . It is the fastest growing social media site today. Twitter is a snapshot at any moment in time of the collective diverse thoughts of our global society.
Lets go over some of the basics of twitter. Read more
Boston Marathon – April 15, 2:49pm
On April 15, 2013 at 2:49pm EDT two bombs exploded within 13 seconds and 210 yards of each other near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The bombs killed 3 people and injured another 264. Within seconds, Twitter was lighting up people’s cell phones and computer screens with first hand accounts of the event including images and videos of the scene. It was a full 10 minutes before any other news source was able to report anything. Read more