The popular social media site Twitter is celebrates its 7th birthday today with a video showing a short history of the service, from its humble beginnings.
Exactly seven years ago, on March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, posted the first ever tweet.
just setting up my twttr
— Jack Dorsey (@jack) March 21, 2006
Seven years later, Twitter boasts 200 million active users who fire off more than 400 million tweets per day. According to estimates by eMarketer Inc., the company’s advertising revenues are expected to hit $808 million in 2014, and current valuations put Twitter’s market worth close to $9 billion.
“As we’ve grown, Twitter has become a true global town square — a public place to hear the latest news, exchange ideas and connect with people all in real time. This is where you come to connect with the world at large,” wrote Twitter’s Editorial Director Karen Wickre in a blog post.