Twitter History

  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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? Back in those primitive, pre-Twitter times (AKA, “days of yore”), a quick scribble on a Post-It note was a really fast and easy way to communicate with one or more people. You could…

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