Twitter, the social network that revolutionized communication, is 15 years old

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Twitter’s creators knew its potential, however, and it was not easy to imagine the scope or power it could have in years. The platform has become a major communication tool and has been instrumental in events such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the Arab Spring, and more recently in social movements such as #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter, with only a few examples cited.

It’s been 15 years since the first message was posted on Twitter, which kicked off the social network.

A March 21, 2006 message written by Jack Dorsey, one of the four founders, “Just set up my twttr” or “just set up my twttr”.

At the time, the platform logo was green and had no animations. The final version was released in July 2006 with many modifications.

The aim of the social network was to be a service for friends, family and colleagues, to keep in touch by answering the question “What do you do?”

Since its launch there have been many improvements. In principle, messages were limited to 140 characters and were text only. Over the years it has been expanded to 280 characters; Additionally, Periscope tool is built for making live broadcasts; Recently, personal stories that disappear 24 hours after publication have been activated with the name “Fleets”.

Twitter’s creators knew its potential, however, and it was not easy to imagine the scope or power it could have in years. The platform has become a major communication tool and has been instrumental in events such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the Arab Spring, and more recently in social movements such as #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter, with only a few examples cited.

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It has also become a megaphone for politicians and activists around the world. However, along with other social networks, he is considered to be a publisher of the wrong content, which has earned him millions of criticisms. In addition, it has had to face major cyber attacks.

Over time, it has modified its policies on multiple occasions and created filters to make the network more relevant and relevant to each user’s interests.

Aileen Morales

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