Eight years ago today, Twitter brought us a whole new way of communicating on the Internet. When Twitter launched in 2006, the iPhone wasn’t on the market yet and tablets were still a few years away. Since then, the social media platform that limits our thoughts to 140 characters has changed the way news breaks and is a measure for the success of television shows. Some could argue that while we’re all tapping away on our mobile devices, tweeting at the world from our couches, cars, and cubicles, we’re also more connected as a result.
Just one day after the social media platform launched, Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and co-creator of Twitter was the first person to ever tweet.
just setting up my twttr
— Jack Dorsey (@jack) March 21, 2006