Twitter is an online social media network and microblogging service, available on the Internet and through mobile devices such as cell phones, and BlackBerries. Its two most notable features is its portability and a 140 character limit per post. Twitter enables users to send and read "tweets", which are text messages limited to 140 characters. Registered users can read and post tweets but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS, or mobile device app. Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco and has offices in New York City, Boston, and San Antonio.
Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and by July 2006, the site was launched. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with 500 million registered users in 2012, who posted 340 million tweets per day. The service also handled 1.6 billion search queries per day. Twitter is now one of the ten most visited websites, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet." Twitter is a way to stay up-to-date with all the news that matters to you personally, regardless if the news comes from a newspaper or a childhood friend who now lives in another country.
Zayn's official twitter name is @zaynmalik and he has 10.1 million followers, as of the 14th of August, 2013. Zayn's twitter bio states: "just close your eyes and enjoy the rollercoaster that is life :) x"