TwitterSocial media platform celebrates 10-year anniversary
Mar 25 2016
Meanwhile, Dorsey also talked about Twitter's 10-year anniversary, which will be on March 21, Monday.
And - more controversially - Dorsey has experimented with changing one of Twitter's signature features, expanding the 140-character limit of tweets.
Amid rumors that Twitter would expand to 10,000 characters for tweets, CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed that the social media platform will maintain its 140-character limit.
From tweets about a US Airways flight's emergency landing on the Hudson River to actor Leonardo DiCaprio winning his first Oscar, the company highlighted some of its memorable moments in a thank-you video to its users. Of course, that change was recently implemented and all you had to do was go into your profile settings and opt out of it. But still, what if everything we had ever loved or cared for had disappeared from the face of the Earth!?
Twitter's chief, Jack Dorsey, told NBC's "Today" that it will be sticking to its signature format and not extending to a 10,000 character limit, as was previously speculated.
"Thank you for making history, driving change, lifting each other up and laughing together every day", the company adds.
Over the years, Twitter has become the place to share everything from Breaking news to personal problems - all within 140 characters.
"It's (140-characters) staying. It's a good constraint for us, and it allows for of-the-moment brevityA..." Twitter celebrated its birthday Monday. According to market reports, at this point, it is nearly impossible for Twitter and its 300 million users to fade into anonymity.
Although it was seen as a Facebook competitor for many years, it is now completely eclipsed by Facebook, which boasts a user base of 1.59 billion. In India, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has been effectively using the platform to address issues raised by ordinary citizens using one of the world's largest railway networks.
Although it has been successful in accumulating users, the social network's future remains unclear - stock prices are falling, and the company is facing criticism for a lack of features available to users suffering from online abuse.
A popular social media platform is now a decade years old.