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Michael Brito is a social media strategist and community builder at Intel.
On March 21, 2006, Twitter's founders published their first tweets . If you look at that moment as a big bang of influence in the ever-expanding Twittersphere, how does Twitter's cosmos look today? Web design studio Information Architects aims to answer that with an enormous visualization of the Cosmic 140, or the 140 most influential users on Twitter.
Ah Twitter, we thought we knew you.
"Our marketing budget was just cut!"
Dan Schawbel is the bestselling author of Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success (Kaplan, April 09), and owner of the award winning Personal Branding Blog . Follow him on Twitter @DanSchawbel .
Twitter started with simplicity in mind. Founded in 2006, Twitter started out as a text message service that allowed users to quickly communicate with a small group. We initially called ourselves “twttr” and @jack , one of our founders, sent out the first Tweet. Since then, we’ve evolved into a global service but our core value is still to simply bring people closer to their interests. Twitter is for everyone.
We all know brands are using Twitter — whether or not you want them around .
All Twitter benefits and (potential) spheres of usage are yet to be explored.
Is password protection an inherently flawed security model? A hack into a Twitter employee's Gmail provided access to a number of confidential Twitter docs housed in Google's cloud. What does that say about cloud security?
If you’ve ever created a Twitter account and customized it with some text, you would have discovered that the amount of text that you can display to describe yourself is very limited. This is where designing, creating, and publishing a creative Twitter background and using it as your billboard comes into place.
Twitter is so red-hot right now that it’s united Shaq and Oprah. It’s also so good at attracting buzzwords that I can’t decide whether to call it a microblogging service or a social-networking Web site. But it doesn’t really matter what you call it, or whether you prefer to follow Ashton Kutcher or Britney Spears .