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REVEALED: The First Twitter Homepage

Ever since Twitter open its doors way back in July 2006, the Twitter.com homepage has gone through many different design and interface changes. And as recently as this August, everybody was upgraded to the controversial New Twitter, with all of its bells and whistles,  nooks and crannies, whether they liked it or not.

But five years is a long time. What did Twitter look like way back when?

When Twitter first went public it was know as Twttr, the URL for the website was twttr.com, and it looked like this:

The name Twttr was inspired by Flickr and the five-character length of the U.S. SMS short codes, which is evident in the emphasis on sending a message via text in the screenshot.

This second image shows a very early (and pretty crude) snapshot of a Twitter timeline.

Jack Dorsey’s earliest design concepts suggested a different name entirely – stat.us – as seen from his blueprint.

We’ve come a long, long way.

(Hat tip: Jason Kottke.)

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