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Happy 5th Birthday to Twitter – And The New 460k Accounts Each Day!


Five years ago this week, the first Tweet hit the Internet … and it’s been snowballing ever since!!

First Tweet

On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey (@jack) sent the first Tweet. And now, five years later, Twitter is showing some impressive stats. On their blog they revealed:

  • They reached the billionth tweet after 3 years, 2 months and 1 day.
  • A billion Tweets are sent out every week, compared to 50 million Tweets a day last year.
  • 177 million Tweets were sent on March 11, 2011.
  • The current Tweets-per-second record: 6.939 (set 4 seconds after midnight in Japan on New Year’s Day).
  • An average of 460,000 new accounts are created each day!

It’s amazing how quickly Twitter became mainstream, and integrated into our lives. When did you join?

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