When Jack Dorsey first started thinking about Twitter, his original concept was to allow an individual to use an SMS service to communicate with a group of people via text message – back then, the project name for the platform was Twttr, which was based on the five-character length of American SMS short codes.
Times have changed, and in just five years Twitter has become a fully-fledged social platform, with 400 million people visiting Twitter.com each month. However, the company has continued to remain true to its roots and continues to support text messaging as a way for users to connect with the service, and this remains popular around the world, particularly in countries where the internet is less freely available. The numbers are pretty amazing – nearly 4 billion SMS messages are sent and received on Twitter every month.
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