Where #Twitter stands after 6 years
Say Happy Birthday to Twitter. It has been six years since the first tweet, “just setting up my twttr” was relayed. University of Florida Social Media Specialist Bruce Floyd says because of its growth, Twitter is a key resource for companies to have to make them successful.
He says because of the simplicity of the Twitter platform, it has been able to reach more than 350-million people.
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