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Now Showing in #Twitter Search: Every Tweet Ever Written (March 21, 2006 to Present)

Now Showing in #Twitter Search: Every Tweet Ever Written (March 21, 2006 to Present)

On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey wrote the first ever tweet.

“Just setting up my twttr,” he wrote. And the world was never the same again.

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10 #Twitter Facts (That You Probably Don’t Know)

10 #Twitter Facts (That You Probably Don’t Know)

Did you know that the very first tweet was sent on Twitter on March 21st, 2006, but that the platform didn’t fully open its doors to the public until almost four months later, on July 15th?

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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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Twitter Rejected $500 Million Facebook Buyout, Says Founder

Twitter Rejected $500 Million Facebook Buyout, Says Founder

Twitter turned down a $500 million buyout offer from Facebook several years ago, co-founder Biz Stone has revealed to Sky News.

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WhatsApp Founder Was Rejected By Both Twitter And Facebook Before $19 Billion Buyout

WhatsApp Founder Was Rejected By Both Twitter And Facebook Before $19 Billion Buyout

Facebook has acquired super-popular social messaging app WhatsApp for a heady $16 billion in cash and stock, plus another $3 billion in restricted stock over the next four years.

Not bad for a company that was founded less than five years ago. And it’s a huge win for founder Brian Acton, who was turned down for positions by both Twitter and Facebook before launching WhatsApp.

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The Story Of Twitter (Told In 140 Seconds) [VIDEO]

The Story Of Twitter (Told In 140 Seconds) [VIDEO]

Did you know that half a billion tweets are sent and received around the world each and every day?

That’s a crazy number. And it’s even crazier to think that the tweet, and Twitter, only came into existence seven years ago.

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A Timeline Of Twitter (2006-13) [INFOGRAPHIC]

#TwitterIPO Timeline (2006-13) [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter’s IPO took place earlier today and, so far at least, it’s been a big success. The stock saw a nice 73 percent pop on the opening and while it hasn’t quite scaled the $70-80 heights that some analysts were predicting, its current levels of $45/$46 gives Twitter a market capitalisation of some $25 billion.

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