Twitter Is 9 Years Old, Celebrates With 10 Landmark Tweets
Twitter turns nine years old on Saturday, so the social media site is ready to take a look back at how far it’s come.
The microblogging site has put out a list of 10 breakthrough tweets. They range from serious to touching to amusing. Passed along in chronological order, included is the very first tweet, from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, as well as a suggestion from a user to use hashtags to denote groups.
Also included are tweets about the plane that infamously went down in the Hudson River in 2009, the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, Ellen’s infamous Academy Award selfie which became the most retweeted tweet in history and “Je Suis Charlie,” tweeted in the wake of the attacks on France’s Charlie Hebdo magazine.
Without further ado, here they are:
just setting up my twttr
— Jack (@jack) March 21, 2006
how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]?
— Chris Messina® (@chrismessina) August 23, 2007
Are you ready to celebrate? Well, get ready: We have ICE!!!!! Yes, ICE, *WATER ICE* on Mars! w00t!!! Best day ever!!
— MarsPhoenix (@MarsPhoenix) June 20, 2008
http://twitpic.com/135xa – There's a plane in the Hudson. I'm on the ferry going to pick up the people. Crazy.
— Jānis Krūms (@jkrums) January 15, 2009
The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton – www.princeofwales.gov.uk
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 16, 2010
Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).
— Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual) May 1, 2011
Four more years. pic.twitter.com/bAJE6Vom
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012
BREAKING: A witness reports hearing two loud booms near the Boston Marathon finish line.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 15, 2013
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
— joachim (@joachimroncin) January 7, 2015