Twitter is a microblogging platform. Blogging has existed for quite some time. Typically, blogging is people creating simple websites on which they write about whatever they choose, such as politics, sports, cookery, fashion, and so on. A tweet is a communication that is posted on the internet. Monitoring other people’s twitter feeds allows users to create relationships. Any comments made by that person or organisation will show on your newsfeed when you select follow. By inserting the @ symbol before a person’s username, you can tweet them. Ruby on Rails, a specific Web-application framework for the Ruby programming language, was used to create Twitter. Its user interface is flexible and enables for easy integration with other web services. Evan Williams and Biz Stone, who both worked at Google before leaving to start the podcasting company Odeo, launched the service in 2006. Williams, who had earlier invented the popular Web publishing tool Blogger, began experimenting with one of Odeo’s side projects at the time, Twttr, a short message service (SMS). Williams bought Odeo and formed Obvious Corp. to further develop the product because he saw a future for it.