Online News & Social Networking Service
Twitter is an US-based online news-bites service that shares some of the traits of social networks. A 280-character message (aka tweet) limit with file attachment option goes a long way. Founded in 2006, this quirky real-time news service quickly took off, being used by almost 1.5bn users in 2018. In 2010, the company also enabled posting images and video clips on user timelines.