Twitter Celebrates 7th Birthday with Highlight Video

by Todd Haselton | March 21, 2013

Today is Twitter’s 7th birthday and the social network is celebrating by revealing a couple of usage statistics and publishing a highlight reel of several of the social network’s most impressive moments.

A roughly two-minute highlight reel starts off with Jack Dorsey’s first Tweet in 2006 and moves on to the first hash tag and retweet, the activation of Twitter in Japan in 2008, Oprah Winfrey’s first Tweet, the first message from space, coverage of uprisings in the Middle East and more. It ends with: “We can’t wait to see what’s next.”

Twitter said it now serves more than 200 million active users who create more than 400 million Tweets every day. Happy Birthday.



Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...