From FYSE 1396: Digital Media Literacy
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Twitter is a social networking and micro blogging site that was founded in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone. Once registered, Twitter users can send, read, favourite, or share 'tweets'. Tweets are messages that are limited to 140 characters. After it's founding, Twitter grew incredibly quickly, amassing half a billion users who tweeted three hundred and forty tweets a day by the end of 2012.