An information network

Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting. Simply find the public streams you find most compelling and follow the conversations.

At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. Each Tweet is 140 characters in length, but don’t let the small size fool you—you can share a lot with a little space. Connected to each Tweet is a rich details pane that provides additional information, deeper context and embedded media. You can tell your story within your Tweet, or you can think of a Tweet as the headline, and use the details pane to tell the rest with photos, videos and other media content. See it in action.

You don’t have to tweet to get value from Twitter

You don’t have to build a web page to surf the web and you don’t have to tweet to enjoy Twitter. Whether you tweet 100 times a day or never, you still have access to the voices and information surrounding what interests you. You can contribute, or just listen in and retrieve up to the second information. Some people never tweet, they simply use Twitter as a way to get the latest information on their interests.

Twitter for Businesses

Twitter connects businesses to customers in real-time. Businesses use Twitter to quickly share information with people interested in their products and services, gather real-time market intelligence and feedback, and build relationships with customers, partners and influential people. From brand lift, to CRM, to direct sales, Twitter offers businesses a chance to reach an engaged audience.

For more information, check out Twitter 101 for Businesses, our guide to doing business on Twitter.

Twitter around the world

Twitter is based in San Francisco, but it’s used by people in nearly every country in the world. Twitter now comes in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. People can change their language preference in their user settings with just a few clicks.

Twitter on the go

Experience Twitter on your mobile device by using one of our free Twitter apps for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Windows7 and Android. To get the latest apps, go to m.twitter.com on your mobile device.

Twitter for SMS

Individuals, businesses and social causes can use Twitter for SMS and our Fast Followprogram to connect directly to anyone with a mobile phone. Twitter for SMS is an instant infrastructure for mobile communications. Here’s a list of all the countries that offer Twitter for SMS. We are actively working to add more countries and more short-codes to the list everyday. Check back for updates.

Twitter and the Community.

At Twitter, we believe that the open exchange of information can have a positive global impact. Every day we are inspired by stories of people using Twitter to help make the world a better place in unexpected ways.

Learn more about what Twitter is doing to help and ways you can to use Twitter for good on our site, www.hope140.org

A few Twitter facts (updated September 14, 2010)

  • We have 175 million registered users.
  • 95M tweets are written per day.
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