Have you started tweeting? Start now as we celebrate World Twitter Day. When it comes to starting a conversation around issues of national importance and understanding the way a nation breathes, Twitter is the leading as the world’s biggest micro blogging social media site. Launched on March 21, 2006, Twitter has, over the last 16 years, become the standard medium for gathering information and maintaining interactions among millions worldwide. Over time, Twitter has grown from being a simple and ineffective S.M.S. broadcasting application to a social media giant.



Twitter was birthed way back on March 21, 2006, in the spare office of a simple podcasting startup, Odeo, in Francisco, California, by a humble set of tech graduates whose idea has since changed the world of communication as we know it today. Have you ever imagined sharing information with multiple people?  Typing an S.M.S. and sending it to 40404 will forward the message to all your friends. Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass 2006 were poor individuals with nothing to their name. They did not even have the domain name, but 16 years later in 2022, each of them is a billionaire with several ongoing projects and achievements. Twitter now has an estimated 300 million active monthly users.


1. Millennials, all the way
An estimated 39% of Twitter users are between the ages of 24 and 35, wrestling with it being a Millennial-majority platform.

2. For the rich?
42% of all Twitter users possess a college degree, and 41% make over USD 75,000 every year.

3. A boy’s club
68.5%of Twitter users are male because the platform hangs on male opinion.

4. It’s a newspaper, after all
Twitter is used as the primary source of information by over 70% of its users.

5. Half a billion daily thought
Over 650 million tweets are exchanged daily, leading to  Ksh. over 200 billion annually in tweets.


The Social Networking applications market in 2022 was valued at USD 49.09 billion globally and is expected to grow from 2023 to 2030 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.2% owing to the rising demand for 5G technology worldwide.

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