Twitter turns to six year old exactly six years ago, on March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, posted the first ever tweet. “just setting up my twttr,” read the tweet from @jack. At only 24 characters, the first tweet was way within Twitter’s 140 character limit.
The reason Jack Dorsey mentions Twitter as twttr is because that was the original code name for the project. The public launch of what was to soon become the world’s most popular micro-blogging platform happened a few months later on July 15, 2006.It’s been five years and billions of tweets since that first tweet but within those billions of tweets there are some firsts that will always remain so. Here are a selection of six first-of-its-kind tweets on the sixth anniversary of the first tweet.
Lets see some of famous tweets from twitter-
(Timestamps are in Pacific Standard Time, the time zone in which the Twitter headquarters falls).
1. The first tweet
2. The first tweet from space
Hello Twitterverse! We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station — the 1st live tweet from Space! 🙂 More soon, send your ?s
– @Astro_TJ (TJ Creamer) at 12:13 AM – 22 January 2010 via web
The first tweet from outer space was posted by NASA astronaut TJ Creamer from the International Space Station.
3. First pregnancy tweet
Sarah from Geraldton, Australia posted the news about her pregnancy on Twitter. The first known pregnancy announcement tweet.
4. First firing announcement on Twitter
Sam Sethi announced on Twitter that he was fired by Michael Arrington from TechCrunch.
5. First tweet by Barack Obama
The first tweet personally posted by US President Barack Obama wasn’t from the @BarackObama account, but a tweet on @redcross written in the third person. Barack and Michelle Obama were on a visit to Haiti following the devastating earthquake.
6. First product launch on Twitter
Launched http://fivelimes.com even though it’s pretty basic….getting it out there
– @raja (Raja Bhatia) at 6:25 AM October 28, 2006 via web.
Take a look at some key stats that have made the Twitter story such an engrossing one.
1. Over 60 billion tweets were sent out in all of 2011.
2. The record for maximum tweets per second as of date is 12233, set during Superbowl 2012.
3. Twitter is the 9th most popular site in the world. (Source: Alexa)
4. Twitter started with a 5 member team in 2006, it now has 835 employees.
5. It took 3 years, 2 months and 1 day to hit the first billion tweets. It now takes less than 3 days to clock that many.
6. Lady Gaga (@LadyGaga) has over 21 million followers on Twitter, making her the most “followed” user. Barack Obama (@BarackObama) is by far the most popular politician on Twitter (8th overall), with over 13 million followers. YouTube (@YouTube) is the most popular brand on Twitter with 10 million followers, ahead of Twitter itself which is at 8 million.
7. The most popular Indian on Twitter as of date is none other than Amitabh Bachchan (@srbachchan) with over 2.3 million followers.
8. The most prolific user on Twitter is @Yougakudan_00, a 21-year Japanese boy who enjoys “anime/ manga, gaming and programming”, who has over 36 million tweets to his credit! That beats the next user by the small matter of 30 million tweets! (Source: Twitter Counter)
9. The most retweeted tweet of all times is this particular tweet by @Wendys:
The tweet raised $50,000 for the cause, so it’s safe to assume it got 100,000 retweets! (Source: Twitter)
10. Twitter is now available in 28 different languages around the world with Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu being the latest languages added.