Micro-blogging service Twitter is celebrating its seventh birthday with a short video featuring some the company’s biggest moments. The two minute piece highlights several accomplishments for a service that now boasts some 200 million users, tweeting 400 million messages daily.
The service came to life on March 21, 2006 when co-founder Jack Dorsey tweeted, “just setting up my twttr.”
In 2007, the first hashtag and retweet happened.
A Global Town Hall
“There’s a plane down in the Hudson. I’m on a ferry going to pickup people. Crazy.” That was Twitter user Janis Krums (@jkrums) in 2006’s “Miracle on the Hudson,” when Twitter became widely regarded as a service that could be used to chronicle world events in real time. Twitter played a significant role in Tahrir Square (#Jan25) and the Egyptian revolution.
“Four more years” …
Is the most retweeted in the last seven years, coming just last year when Obama won re-election.
Twitter is reportedly valued around $10 billion, and many expect the company to hold an IPO some time this year. The poor showing for Facebook’s recent IPO could be cause for concern.