Twitter Hits 200 Million Active Users, Turns 7 Years Old
Twitter has announced that it has been seven years since Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet (embedded below). Twitter also posted a video that highlights real world events where Twitter played a major role like the plane landing on the Hudson River, protests in Egypt, the Japanese tsunami, the first tweet from outer space, and President Obama getting the most retweets during his re-election.
just setting up my twttr
— Jack Dorsey (@jack) March 21, 2006
Twitter also noted that they have hit 200 million active users. This is an increase of 60 million over the past year. Around 400 million tweets are sent out every day.
Twitter Editorial Director Karen Wickre said this on the Twitter blog:
It’s thanks to all of you that our open, real-time platform is thriving: we have well over 200 million active users creating over 400 million Tweets each day. The steep trajectory of Twitter’s momentum is something @jack, @ev and @biz only dreamed about back in 2006.
As we’ve grown, Twitter has become a true global town square — a public place to hear the latest news, exchange ideas and connect with people all in real time. This is where you come to connect with the world at large. Get on your soapbox to critique elected officials, or go sotto voce to the neighbor next to you. And as in other gathering places, commerce happens too (and jokes and art-making and debating, and — you get the idea).
Below is the video:
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