Twitter is a social media platform that allows users worldwide to privately or publicly post brief messages, videos, and images, interact with other users, and follow different accounts. Since its 2006 founding, over one billion Twitter accounts have been created. As of 2022, Twitter boasts over 229 million daily active users, including nearly seventy-seven million active users in the United States.
Though Twitter has fewer active users than competing social media platforms Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram, it has become a powerful tool for activists, artists, companies, celebrities, journalists, and politicians to reach and engage with wider audiences. A 2021 study on social media use published by Pew Research Center found that nearly one-quarter of adults in the United...Read more