15 July 2016
The social network Twitter was launched on 15 July 2006
On this day, 2006: Twitter is launched, the online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called ‘tweets’. As of the first quarter of 2016, the microblogging service averaged at 310 million monthly active users.
Twitter can be an excellent tool for family history research, or to chat to like-minded genealogists. Follow Family Tree on Twitter (@familytreemaguk) and check out our useful guide to using Twitter for family history.