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The Story of #Twitter (2006-14) [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Story of #Twitter (2006-14) [INFOGRAPHIC]

“Twttr” first opened its doors as an employee-only platform on March 21, 2006, when co-founder Jack Dorsey famously wrote “just setting up my twttr”, the first-ever tweet.

The service launched to the public in July 2006, and later rebranded as “Twitter”. The first hashtag was used in August 2007, and the site passed one million users the following year.

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The History of Hashtags in Social Media Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

The History of Hashtags in Social Media Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter didn’t invent the hashtag (#), but it certainly popularised it with the masses.

Once more commonly referred to as the pound sign, online use of the hashtag began on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) in the late 1990s, where it was used to categorise items into groups. In August 2007, designer Chris Messina asked his followers how they felt about using the pound sign to group conversations on the micro-blogging platform, and thus became the first person to use the hashtag on Twitter.

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Social Media: Then Vs Now [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media: Then Vs Now [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you remember what we did before Twitter? How on earth did we share small but important messages with our friends and colleagues?

With a Post-It note, perhaps?

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A Brief History of #Twitter (2006-2014)

A Brief History of Twitter (2006-2014)

On March 21, 2006, co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first-ever tweet and Twitter was born.

Jack’s famous missive started something, although at the time he and fellow co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams really had no idea what that was, what it could be, or what it would eventually become.

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A Brief History Of Twitter (2006-2013) [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Brief History Of Twitter (2006-2013) [INFOGRAPHIC]

What’s your first memory of Twitter?

For me, it was somewhat enthusiastically signing up for my @Sheamus profile on March 8, 2008, sending my first tweet… and not sending my second until more than three weeks later.

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The History Of Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

The History Of Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

In honor of Twitter’s impending IPO, Mashable created an infographic to depict the entire history of the game-changing social network from Jack Dorsey’s history-making first-ever tweet in 2006 to its September 12 IPO filing.

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Jack Dorsey On Twitter’s History, Its Future And Why He Wants To Be Mayor Of New York City [VIDEO]

Yesterday, Lara Logan interviewed Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey for 60 Minutes on CBS, and, for fans of Twitter, quite a few little gems were unearthed from the soft-spoken Dorsey, including his ambition to run for mayor of New York City.

Dorsey speaks about the history of Twitter, and his part therein – how he came up with the idea for the micro-blogging network, why he was kicked out of the company he started (and how that made him feel) and how he doesn’t hold grudges.

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A Visual History Of Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s a little over 5 years since Twitter first opened its doors to an unsuspecting world – July 2006, to be precise – but in this relatively short time the platform has quickly grown to become a force in the way that we share and digest news and information.

Twitter’s 250+ million users includes a plethora of leading figures in the celebrity and political world, many of whom have millions and millions of followers. Together, they have made Twitter the planet’s leading real-time information network, and Twitter has now established itself as the go-to place for breaking stories and events.

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A Short History Of Social Media (1978-2011) [INFOGRAPHIC]

Despite appearances, social media isn’t all Twitter and Facebook.

Indeed, the foundations of the movement are scattered across numerous platforms, many of which have come and gone, and it’s generally accepted that the beginnings of social media date back to the very basic (but hugely popular) bulletin board systems of the 1970s and 80s.

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Twitter’s Lost Co-Founder Noah Glass On Being Fired, Being Forgotten And Being Betrayed

Business Insider has an absolute humdinger of an interview with forgotten Twitter co-founder Noah Glass, where he speaks openly about his large part in the establishment of the Twitter platform, only to be pushed aside by Evan Williams.

Back in 2006, Glass and Williams were co-founders of Odeo, a podcasting platform, which suddenly looked like a terrible idea when Apple’s iTunes came along. Williams asked his team to come up with a different idea.

Alongside current Twitter Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey and developer Florian Webber. Glass created Twitter – he came up with the name (confirmed by Williams last night on Twitter here) – and Williams liked the product enough to put Glass in charge. Soon, it became his obsession, and Glass wanted to spin Twitter off from Odeo as its own company.

A few months later Williams, frustrated and tired of Odeo, bought the assets of the company back from the investors. Those assets included Twitter, Odeo was renamed Obvious, and Williams promptly fired Glass.

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