#4 Twitter

Approximately 49% of Twitter users are women with 33.3 million US female visitors last month

Women Social Network - #4 Twitter.Frontpage.August.21.2016#4 Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”. People who register and create a profile can read and post tweets. If you choose not to register or create a profile, you can still read all the tweets which are public, which is the vast majority of Twitter’s posts.

Founded in March, 2006, Twitter’s mission is to “give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly without barriers.” Part of that mission is also “to improve and not detract from a free and global conversation.”

As a social network, Twitter revolves around the idea of a follower. You can follow others or be followed by others. When you follow another user, that user’s posts, also known as “tweets”, appear in reverse chronological order in your “feed”. For example, if you follow a variety of different  people, your Twitter news feed will consist of a mix of tweets from those people. As you keep scrolling down the page, you might see updates about food, news, breaking stories, music recommendations, quotes etc. – it all depends on who you follow.[/fusion_text]

Here’s what Twitter looked like in 2006…

Web.Archive.Org - WayBack Machine - #4 Twitter, December 30, 2006

Web.Archive.Org – WayBack Machine – Twitter, December 30, 2006

More Twitter Stats:

  • 8 Global Rank
  • 7 US Rank
  • 313 million monthly active users, worldwide
  • 487 million estimated visits in the past month
  • ~52% estimated percentage of Twitter users who are female
  • 22% percentage of adult female internet users who use Twitter as of April 2015
  • 35-54 audience age groups that most index above internet average for that group
  • ~4,300 number of employees
  • 30% percentage of Twitter employees who are female
  • 4% percentage of Twitter employees in leadership roles who are female

Data Sources: Twitter, Alexa, Wikipedia


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