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First Tweet Sent From White Space

You remember that dizzying “snow” or static that took over your TV whenever your broadcast was interrupted? If you can remember back before the days of digital television, you should be able to picture it. That’s called white space, and it is now being harnessed as a way to send wi-fi signals into rural areas.

Researchers who are exploring the possibility of using white space being used as a rural broadband network did their first trial run of the technology this week. And the first thing they did? Send out a tweet.
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Twitter Turns 5 Today – Happy Birthday Twitter!

Twitter celebrates it’s fifth birthday today. Jack Dorsey’s first-ever tweet was sent on March 21, 2006, back when the site was known as Twttr.

Five years is quite a milestone for the platform, which now sees almost half a million new accounts registered each and every day, a billion tweets a week, and boasts 400 employees.

Yesterday, Dorsey reminisced about those pre-Twitter days.

Roll on birthday number six.

HOWTO: Find The Day That You Joined Twitter (And Your Very First Tweet)

If you’ve been on Twitter long enough, you start to get a little bit nostalgic.

You wonder about days gone by; about connections made (and lost). You start to reminisce about firsts. When did I first join Twitter? What was my first tweet?

The problem is: how do you find out?

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17 Things You Didn’t Know About Twitter

Think you know everything there is to know about Twitter? We bet there are some things that even the most elite Twitter users are in the dark about. Here are 17 facts about Twitter that would probably surprise Biz and Ev themselves!
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Happy Birthday Twitter (Four Years Old Today!)

Twitter turns four today. Co-founder Jack Dorsey made the first tweet on March 21, 2006, at 8.50pm (PST).

Happy Birthday Twitter (Four Years Old Today!)

Note the status number at the end of the URL of that tweet – twenty. Status numbers tell us the actual number of the post on the system. Wonder what happened to tweets one through nineteen? Maybe the content was so racy and damaging that they were quickly pulled before Twitter went live?

(Or, perhaps more likely, they were used for testing purposes.)

Happy birthday Twitter!

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