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Twitter Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary (Infographic)

by Emily Price | July 17, 2011July 17, 2011 12:00 pm PDT

Twitter turned 5 yesterday. The service, which was originally launched in 2006 as an SMS-based application called Twttr and has since topped over 200 million individual accounts posting 350 billion tweets a day. I joined Twitter in February 2007. The site’s name had officially changed to Twitter, was still in beta form, and was still new enough I could score @emily as my username. Little did we all know how huge the site would become in just 5 years.

In celebration of Twitter’s birthday, Visual.ly made this infographic showing the history of the site and its growth.

[via TechCrunch]


Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...

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