The micro-blogging website with 320 million users, Twitter having 500 million tweets per day and 200 billion tweets per year hs turned 10 years old. Twitter sent out its very first tweet on March 21, 2006. While, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, its official account reads another 140-character tweet with a thank you note to its users.
“On March 21, ten years ago, it began with a single Tweet. Since then, every moment of every day, people connect about the things they care about most – all over the world,” Twitter posted.
“As we mark this milestone, it’s you we want to celebrate. As March 21 begins around the world, each of our global offices will kick off the day by showing our appreciation and gratitude – starting in Sydney and following the sun to headquarters in San Francisco. We are excited to celebrate with all of you,” the post further read.
On its official blog post, Twitter posted a video encompassing its 10-year-old journey showing its thanks and even asked everyone to #LoveTwitter.
Starting in ?? on 3/21 and moving across the ?, we thank you for 10 incredible years.
— Twitter (@Twitter) March 20, 2016
“Throughout the years, you’ve made Twitter what it is today and you’re shaping what it will be in the future. Thank you for making history, driving change, lifting each other up and laughing together every day,” it writes.
There is also a similar message in the video that highlights some of the biggest social movements with #BringBackOurGirls, #blacklivesmatter, #LoveWins and more. One cannot deny that Twitter is synonymous with Freedom to Speech, and thoughts.
Last week, Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said that Twitter is getting overhauled, but it will stick to its 140-character limit. The video posted on the anniversary has reaffirmed the company’s above-said decision.
The 140 character limit is what makes Twitter a unique and loved site. The micro-blogging site is the lead runner when it comes to news, opinions and even trolls.