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Twitter celebrates fifth birthday: Happy Tweeting

By Abdul Nisar
Twitter birthday
New York, Mar 22: The world's micro blogging website, Twitter celebrated its fifth birthday on Monday, Mar 21. Since its launch in 2006, the Twitter has marked a tremendous growth and turned to be a connector of news, information and people.

The Twitter, earlier it was called as twittr, was founded by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams and the first tweet, "inviting coworkers," was sent by Dorsey on Mar 21, 2006. Since then, the popularity of the Twitter surged and billions of tweets have been tweeted around the globe.

The Twitter CEO Dick Costolo once described Twitter as, "Instantly connect people everywhere to what's most meaningful to them" and it turned to be true with more than 140 million tweets per day. Now, Twitter users around globe use Twitter as a medium of spreading information or news than just a friendship website.

During the 2008 US Presidential Elections, Barack Obama used Twitter as a successful medium to reach out masses and to propagate his ideas. More over, Twitter has been playing a crucial role in the on-going unrest in Middle East and Africa.

During the Japan earthquake and tsunami, when most of the traditional mediums failed to work, the Twitter was one of the major source of the information to the outside world. Twitter marked 177 million tweets on Japan tsunami day.

"Twitter users now send more than 140 million Tweets a day which adds up to a billion Tweets every 8 days by comparison, it took 3 years, 2 months, and 1 day to reach the first billion Tweets. While it took about 18 months to sign up the first 500,000 accounts, we now see close to 500,000 accounts created every day," Twitter said in its blog.

We at OneIndia wish Twitter, a Happy Birthday. Keep Going..

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