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Twitter is a popular social media platform that allows users to send and read short messages known as "tweets." It was created in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams and has since become one of the most widely used social networking services globally.

Key features and aspects of Twitter include:

Tweets: Tweets are short messages limited to 280 characters (formerly 140 characters) that users can post on their Twitter accounts. Tweets can contain text, links, images, videos, and hashtags to categorize and organize content.

Following and Followers: Users can follow other Twitter accounts to see their tweets in their own timeline. Likewise, users can have followers who see their tweets. This allows users to curate their own timeline by choosing accounts to follow and engage with.

Hashtags: Hashtags are keywords or phrases preceded by the "#" symbol. They are used to categorize tweets and make them easily discoverable by other users interested in a particular topic. Clicking on a hashtag displays all tweets containing the same hashtag.

Retweets: Retweeting is the act of sharing someone else's tweet on your own Twitter account. It allows users to amplify and share content they find interesting or important with their own followers.

Likes and Favorites: Users can like tweets by clicking the heart-shaped icon, indicating their appreciation or agreement with the tweet. This action was formerly called "Favorites" and has been renamed "Likes."

Mentions and Replies: Users can mention other Twitter accounts in their tweets by including their username preceded by the "@" symbol. This notifies the mentioned user and allows for direct interaction and conversations. Replies enable threaded conversations between multiple users.

Media Attachments: Twitter supports various media attachments, including photos, videos, GIFs, and polls. Users can include these media types in their tweets to enhance their content and engage with their followers.

Trending Topics: Twitter highlights popular and relevant topics through its "Trending Topics" feature. These topics are determined based on the frequency and popularity of related tweets and hashtags. It provides a real-time pulse of conversations happening on the platform.

Direct Messages: Users can send private messages to each other through Twitter's Direct Message feature. This allows for one-on-one or group conversations outside the public timeline.

Twitter APIs: Twitter provides APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that enable developers to access and interact with Twitter's data and functionality. These APIs allow third-party applications and services to integrate with Twitter and build custom applications, analytics tools, or bots.

Twitter has become a significant platform for real-time news, information sharing, social networking, and online conversations. It is used by individuals, businesses, media organizations, celebrities, and public figures to connect with their audience, share updates, engage in discussions, and stay informed about various topics and events.