March 22,2013-The micro-blogging site Twitter turned seven today. Seven years ago, on March 21, 2006, the first official tweet was sent out by Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter. The public launch of the micro -blogging site was done on July 15, 2006.
The company confirmed that it has over 200 million users around the world with 400 million tweets being sent out on a daily basis. Here is an excerpt from the company’s official blog post
There’s an old English saying, “Keep a thing seven years, and you’ll always find a use for it. ” Today is Twitterâs 7th birthday, which we observe on the day @jack first tweeted. Since then, we’ve seen breathtaking velocity in Twitter’s growth, which is due entirely to your many uses of it. We’re gratified that so many millions of you have made Twitter yours.
It’s thanks to all of you that our open, real-time platform is thriving: we have well over 200 million active users creating over 400 million Tweets each day. The steep trajectory of Twitter’s momentum is something @jack, @ev and @biz only dreamed about back in 2006.
The company made a video celebrating some of the many moments on Twitter so far.
Watch the video below: