Twitter Follows Facebook Down Wall Street, Announces IPO Plans
Twitter team shortly after the IPO announcement.
Twitter began as a niche service that only nerds would think of using, and now, it's a major trending tool that marketing firms the world over rely on to judge something's popularity. It has helped uprisings occur in foreign lands, and it has put a ton of fast-talking individuals into a lot of hot water. But it has become something of a normal thing in our conversations. The "@" handle and the hashtag are now becoming commonly recognized, and the Twitter language -- much like the texting language before it -- is just more commonplace these days.
Around five years after it was invented, Twitter is about to take over the mainstream in a major way. One can only hope that the fabric of it doesn't rip apart once it's required to generate billions for shareholders.