Twitter celebrates 5 years since the first Tweet ‘inviting coworkers’

By on Mar 21, 2011 in Internet, Technology, World Comments

On this day, March 21, 2011, Twitter celebrates 5 years since the first Tweet ‘inviting coworkers’, which was posted by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006, as shown in the screenshot below.



first Tweet ‘inviting coworkers’
Screenshot Credit: Jack Dorsey Twitter account

According to Jack Dorsey on recent reports, Twitter started on March 13, 2006 with its original name as Twittr, but the first tweet was sent on week later.

As noted on its official blog last week, Twitter revealed some amazing statistics that the 140-character microblogging site has gone so far.

Based on the data that Twitter has compiled, an average of 140 million Tweets a day last month alone have been sent, with only 50 million Tweets a day last year.

Last March 11, 2011, when Japan was hit by the earthquake-tsunami, 177 million Tweets were sent, and 572,000 new Twitter accounts were created the next day.

Japan also holds the bigger number of Tweets per second (TPS) and that was on New Year celebration, with a whooping 6,939 TPS.

Apparently, it took more than three years for Twitter to count its 1 billionth Tweet, while it now only takes a week to have 1 billion Tweets.

Incidentally, there were big names that have also joined Twitter which include US President Barack Obama and celebrities like Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears.

Twitter was also said to be a great factor in updating the world and a good way of communication in the recent events particularly in the uprising of Egypt and other Arab countries.

However, it also has become a venue for some people to be fired from their job in which comedian Gilbert Gottfried was the latest, who later apologized for his Japan earthquake jokes he posted on Twitter.

Back in January 2008, Twitter had only 8 employees, but it now has around 400 people and is being reported to be worth $4 billion.



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