17 Jul '11, 10am

Twitter Turns 5 Years Old

Twitter Turns 5 Years Old

Friday, July 15th marked the 5th anniversary of Twitter. Twitter was produced by Jack Dorsey and its first day live on July 15, 2006 was marked by 224 tweets. Five years later, users around the world post more than 200 million tweets a day. Twitter defines itself as a “social networking and microblogging service,” and over the past five years it has begun to approach Facebook ‘s level of popularity, with an estimated 200 million users to Facebook’s 750 million users. The sites are not in direct competition because of the different services they offer and many people utilize both their Facebook and Twitter accounts on daily basis. According to this article , Twitter revealed that yesterday they “saw more than 600,000 signups. It took us more than *16 months* to reach the first 600,000 Twitter accounts.” Many Twitter users depend on the website to receive news updates by fol...

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