Twitter is a social media networking website. It was founded in 2006 by founders, Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams. Twitter is a billion-dollar publicly-traded company. Though the headquarters are located in San Francisco, CA, there are over 20 offices around the world. The current Executive Chairman is Omid R. Kordestani. Jack Dorsey still serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the company. Twitter is available worldwide. There are currently over 300 million users registered on Twitter.
Twitter is free for all users to join. You can easily sign up on the website. You will first need to enter your name, email address, or phone number along with a desired username and password. You will need to verify your email address to be able to log into the website. After the verification, you will be able to edit your profile picture and include some details about yourself. You can choose the name that you want to be listed on your profile (this differs from your username), your location, your birthday, and a brief biography. The biography character limit is low, so you will not be able to include more than a paragraph or so. After you have created a profile, you will be able to “follow” people and they will be able to follow you back. When you follow someone, you will be able to see their timelines, which will include their status updates, which is also known as “tweets”. Tweets are basically short descriptions of whatever is on your mind. The tweet character limit is 280 characters. According to Pear Analytics, over 40% of tweets are pointless babble, 37.6% of tweets are conversational, 8.7% of tweets are pass-along value, 5.9% of tweets are self-promotion, 3.8% of tweets are spam, and 3.6% of tweets are news. When you see a tweet that you like, you have the option to Retweet, Retweet w/ a Quote, or Like the tweet. If you Retweet w/ a Quote, you can respond to the tweet. You can also choose to simply Reply/Respond under the tweet as well. If you “Like” a tweet, it will be saved in a list that can be accessed by viewing it from your profile. Businesses are also allowed to advertise on Twitter, enabling their brand to appear on timelines.
To cancel and delete Twitter, follow the instructions that are listed on this page.
- First Name
- Last Name
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Billing Address
- ZIP/Postal Code
- Reason for Cancellation
- Last 4 Digits of Card
- Date of Last Charge
- Amount of Last Charge
- Goto https://twitter.com/
- Log in to your account using your Username or Email Address and Password
- Click on Your Icon in the top right corner
- Click on “Settings and Privacy”
- Scroll down to locate “Deactivate your account”
- Enter your information where requested
- Keep your confirmation number or email as proof that you cancelled your account