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Happy Birthday Twitter! Social network celebrates a decade on the internet

It seems like only yesterday Twitter burst on to the scene and changed the way we communicate with people forever.

It started of as a foreign idea, limiting what someone could say to only 140-characters seemed near impossible.

But 10 years later, Twitter has stormed through and truly embedded itself as the master of all communication platforms.

From viral Oscar selfies to *notorious* celeb rants, the social network has provided many memorable moments.

It’s here to stay so we thought we’d take a moment to celebrate the history of Twitter.

Twitter was the brainchild of Jack Dorsey, an undergraduate student at New York university at the time, who introduced the idea of using an SMS service to communicate with a small group of people in 2006.

It was originally called twttr, inspired by the five-character length of American SMS short codes.

Twitter was launched by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass on March 21, 2006 and the first Twitter message was sent.

At, 8.50pm, Dorsey wrote ‘just setting up my twttr’.

It became available to public on July 15, 2006 and by the end of the year, it became known as Twitter.

Twitter rapidly grows

Following the South by South West (SXSW) Interactive conference in March, usage massively increased to 60,000 tweets/day.

By August, the hashtag was introduced to categorize groups of tweets. Who would have thought the # would become as important as it is today?


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