Six years ago today, Jack Dorsey tweeted the first ever tweet on Twitter and a communications revolution was born.
Now, 6 years later it has grown exponentially to over 500 million users, making it the largest one-to-many open communication platform on the web today. After hearing those numbers you would never believe what humble beginnings this social network came from.
Twitter stemmed from an earlier company ran by ex-googler friends called Odeo, which was going to be a podcasting platform. But when Apple launched iTunes podcasting, it made their little startup company irrelevant. After enlisting the help of another buddy and much brainstorming, the team came up with “Twttr”, which would eventually become Twitter.
This social networking phenomenon allows its users to interact with their favorite celebs and follow the latest news s
tories. Many businesses use Twitter as a marketing tool to reach consumers. It has changed media, business and politics – even our President Barack Obama has an account!
With 11 Twitter accounts created every second, the company is projected to earn $259 million in Advertising Revenue this year. Not a bad birthday gift!