Happy 5th twittersary

The microblogging service Twitter marked its fifth anniversary this week. Co-founder Jack Dorsey aka. @jack supposedly published history’s first tweet on March 21, 2006.

Twitter has launched a video to mark the occasion:

When I published my very first tweet 22 November 2007 (thanks My First Tweet), I apparently felt like a late adopter to the twittersphere. In retrospect I don’t think I was that late though, the service’s growth considered.

It took 18 months before Twitter grew to 500 000 accounts. Today 500 000 new accounts are created and users publish more than 140 million tweets a day. According to the blog NRKbeta Twitter’s considered the world’s 9th website today. In Norway 7 % of web users use Twitter every week or more.

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