All the little birds on Jaybird on loved to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet.--“Rockin’ Robin” by Bobby Day
Twitter or Tweets have come a long way since this song was released by Bobby Day as a single in 1958.
According to Lifewire, Twitter is used for
- Connecting people
- Sharing Information in Real-Time
- Marketing in business
- Educational tool
It can also be used to share Misinformation in Real-Time.
From Wikipedia–Twitter diplomacy, also “Twiplomacy” or “hashtag diplomacy“, is the use of social network and microblogging website, Twitter, by heads of state, leaders of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), and their diplomats to conduct diplomatic outreach and public diplomacy
Donald Trump may not have been the first person to use twiplomacy, but he has become the poster child for its use.
However, in 2011, Admiral James Stravitis, then the supreme allied commander at NATO, caused a “diplomatic stir by sending out a tweet to the world explaining what I would recommend to the twenty-eight ambassadors later that day. News organizations picked it up and soon the story of ‘the first war whose end was announced on Twitter’ was making the rounds.” from The Accidental Admiral by James Stravridis, USN (Ret.) ( Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2014), p. ix
On March 21, 2016, Brian Mastrioni at CBS News wished Twitter a Happy 10th Birthday by writing “Tweet-worthy Milestones from Twitter’s First 10 Years.”
Gayle Osterberg wrote on December 26, 2017 “In 2010, the Library of Congress announced an exciting and groundbreaking acquisition—a gift from Twitter of the entire archive of public tweet text beginning with the first tweets of 2006 through 2010, and continuing with all public tweet text going forward. The Library took this step for the same reason it collects other materials – to acquire and preserve a record of knowledge and creativity for Congress and the American people. The initiative was bold and celebrated among research communities.”
That changed to:
The Library now has a secure collection of tweet text, documenting the first 12 years (2006-2017) of this dynamic communications channel—its emergence, its applications and its evolution.
Today, we announce a change in collections practice for Twitter. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the Library will acquire tweets on a selective basis—similar to our collections of web sites.
Twitter had outgrown even the Library of Congress’s ability to archive its public totality.