The Moments page as shown in US and Canadian markets on December 22, 2017.
Twitter is an American online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets". Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but on November 7, 2017, this limit was doubled for all languages except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
[ Retrieved November 7, 2017.] Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through its website interface, through Short Message Service or its mobile-device application software . [ Retrieved April 13, 2012.] Twitter, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California, and has more than 25 offices around the world. [ Retrieved April 24, 2014.]
Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams and launched in July of that year. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity. In 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day, and the service handled an average of 1.6 billion search queries per day. [ Twitter.com, March 21, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2012.] In 2013, it was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet". As of 2016, Twitter had more than 319 million monthly active users. Since 2015 Twitter has been a hotbed of debates and news covering politics of the United States. During the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Twitter was the largest source of breaking news on the day, with 40 million election-related tweets sent by 10:00 p.m. that day. It was also a source of information on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination and the 2018 United States midterm elections.