Twitter is a social media network based on short posts limited to 280 characters. The social platform was founded by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams in 2006, as a microblogging network with a 140 character count limit. As of, 2017, Twitter boasted 330 million active users. News organizations use Twitter as an important way to find out what people are talking about and feeling as related to the big stories of the day. News also breaks and spreads on Twitter due to its reputation as a popular microblogging network among public figures. Celebrities, politicians, and other public figures use Twitter every day to connect with fans and put their opinions out into the world. J.K. Rowling, for example, uses Twitter as a way to support discussions around her Harry Potter novels and add to the discussion years after the books were written. President Donald Trump, for his part, uses Twitter nearly every day to further his policy goals and posture on the public stage. Trump has also made a number of missteps on Twitter, from his infamous “covfefe” typo tweet, to joking about nuclear war with North Korea.
Twitter 是一个基于短帖子的社交媒体网络， 限制为 280 个字符。这个社交平台由杰克·多尔西、诺亚·格拉斯、比兹·斯通和埃文·威廉姆斯于2006年创立，是一个140个字符的微博网络。截至2017年，Twitter拥有3.3亿活跃用户。新闻机构使用Twitter作为一种重要的方式来了解人们谈论和感觉与当天的大新闻有关。由于Twitter在公众人物中享有受欢迎的微博网络的美誉，新闻也因此在Twitter上传播。名人、政治家和其他公众人物每天都使用Twitter与粉丝们联系，并把自己的观点表达给全世界。例如，J.K.罗琳（J.K.Rowling）使用Twitter来支持围绕她《哈利·波特》小说的讨论，并在这些书写好多年后加入讨论。总统唐纳德·特朗普，他几乎每天使用Twitter来推进他在公共舞台上的政策目标和姿态。特朗普也在推特上犯了一些错误， 从他臭名昭著的 “covfefe” 拼写错误推文， 到开玩笑说与朝鲜的核战争