Yesterday, I found out that March 21st is not just this blog's birthday as well as Nowruz (Persian New Year), it's also Twitter's birthday. Wired reported Monday On Its 10th Birthday, a Short History of Twitter in Tweets.
TWITTER TURNS TEN today.That tweet was sent out March 21, 2006. Surf on over to read the tweets Wired thought were significant in a timeline. For a different selection, watch CTV's Twitter Turns 10: A look at the network's defining moments.
As it enters its awkward pre-teen years, the company that invented fame in 140 characters has had a tough run recently. It lost its longtime CEO Dick Costolo, who was replaced by co-founder and formerly ousted CEO turned new CEO-slash-savior Jack Dorsey. Yes, people use Twitter (more than 300 million of them), and yes, Twitter brings in money (more than $500 million each quarter), but its stock plummeted to an all-time low this year as Wall Street worried over its slowing user growth.
People rightfully complain that the platform can be a hotbed for hostility. It also offers a loudspeaker for the disenfranchised, but swarms of voices also silence through harassment. It’s a company, it’s a platform, and it’s the world’s biggest cocktail party. That means sometimes it’s a mess.
But for all its problems, Twitter is everywhere. It’s the place where the world talks to itself, often sharing and even making news in the process. Twitter has become a powerful force, but it wasn’t always that way.
It all begins with a tweet from Jack Dorsey himself.
Digital Public Affairs Strategist Mark Blevis explains why Twitter will continue to be relevant, despite its stalling growth.A belated Happy 10th birthday to Twitter! From now on, I promise to remember the service's birthday when I celebrate my blog's.