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03. 21. 2011

Twitter turns five today

It's been a whole five years today since Twitter's co-founder, Jack Dorsey, sent the first ever tweet. According to Mashable the tweet read "just setting up my twttr" and marked the beginning of what has since become a worldwide micro-blogging phenomenon, with more than 140 million tweets now being sent every day.


At the beginning many people, particularly those working in the media, were quick to brand the platform useless and trivial. However, over the past five years it's been used by individuals, celebrities and companies for everything from self promotion to organizing political movements.

Who knows what the future will hold for Twitter and whether it'll continue to play such an important role in modern day online communications...

Via Mashable. Screenshot via @Jack.

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