Twitter A History

Five hundred million tweets are published each day.

I will give you a moment to process that.

Twitter is huge. And it’s not even in the double digits yet, having turned nine in March this year. This means Twitter is an Aries, which is entirely appropriate, since Aries’ secret desire is to “lead the way for others”.

The creator of Twitter, Jack Dorsey (@jack), published the first ever Tweet on March 21, “just setting up my twttr”. Several months later when Twitter was launched to the public, he posted a video to YouTube explaining the micro blogging site.

Twitter 101 or twttr 101, Noah Glass

Since that first one, the amount of tweets has increased at such a speed that in February 2010, only four years after its creation, the number of tweets per day equals the current population of South Korea.

Information sourced from Mashable Australia.

Information sourced from Mashable Australia.

Sometimes, when something evolves or changes over time, it’s hard to remember what it was like originally, especially if you weren’t there in the early stages.

Let me take you on a learning journey using infographics courtesy of Elvis Adomnica, a software engineer.

Twitter is growing exponentially. Photo source.

Twitter is growing exponentially. Photo source.

Twitter is a necessity for news. For now.

What will be our future technological need?

 

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