Twitter’s Biggest Moments on Their 10th AnniversaryLucy HitzBlogger ExtraordinaireSimply Measured
You guys! Twitter just turned ten. For ten years, Twitter has been giving us room to debate, create, meet, exclaim, and, most of all, tell our stories in real time. This was the first tweet, sent by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.
Pretty profound, huh? When I look at Jack’s and my own tweets I think: Wow, starting on a new social platform is awkward at first. You have no idea what you’re doing. When I expand that thought and bring it to the macro level, I think: Wow, when a social platform starts, it has no idea what it is going to become.
That’s because the very nature of social media requires change and evolution. Social media platforms rely on–and cannot exist without–human beings sharing content. Human desires and needs are constantly shifting, depending on age, technology, lifestyle, and culture.
Here’s a quick timeline of some of Twitter’s changes in the first decade of its existence.
Dorsey was named permanent CEO of Twitter on October 5, 2015.
Now that you have the cold, hard facts, let’s revisit some of my favorite Twitter moments in the past ten years, shall we?
In 2013, the Boston Marathon bombing occurred. As news of the tragedy and the hunt for its perpetrators spread, Twitter showed its strength as a major journalism and news-spreading tool in moments of crisis.
Castle in the Sky FTW…Again
In 2013, another screening of Castle in the Sky set another TPS record, with 143,199 tweets per second. This drastic increase is indicative of Twitter’s insane growth.
I’m the Content Marketing Manager here at Simply Measured. I manage our blog, produce longform content, head our co-marketing initiatives, and host the Simply Social podcast, among a few other things. I love yoga, The X-Files, peaty scotch, hiking, and poetry. If I were a social media channel, I’d want to be Instagram, but I think I’m Twitter.
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