Happy 7th Birthday Twitter!
Happy birthday Twitter!
just setting up my twttr
— Jack Dorsey (@jack) March 21, 2006
The company posted this video late Wednesday night, chronicling its development as a social-networking site -- from its start in 2006 to the invention of hashtags and retweets in 2007 ...
To this Twitpic, documenting the U.S. Airways plane crash on the Hudson.
Twitter became a focal point of coverage in June of 2009 in the wake of the disputed presidential election in Iran, as users organized demonstrations and shared on-the-ground knowledge.
Today, the company reports it has well over 200 million active users creating over 400 million tweets each day.
"As we've grown, Twitter has become a true global town square -- a public place to hear the latest news, exchange ideas and connect with people all in real time," writes Twitter editorial director Karen Wickre.
NewsHour first tweeted in April 2008 amid a closely-watched Democratic primary season (back when we were called The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and our homepage looked like this).
Planning a PA roadtrip to cover the Democratic primary... many more updates to come.
— NewsHour (@NewsHour) April 18, 2008
More than 41,000 tweets later, we say happy birthday Twitter! (can we get a RT, please?)