Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Twitter!

Not that any of us haven't had our full share of Twitter by now (cough cough), but, hey, it's rude not to say Happy Birthday to an old friend.

Five years ago on March 21, Jack Dorsey (@Jack) posted his first tweet: "just setting up my twttr." Five years later, Twitter now has a market value of $8-10 million, has a reported user account of 572,000 on March 12, 2011 and a mobile user presence of 182%. Not too shabby for a 5-year-old huh?

So that is where Twitter has been, but where is it going? According to an article by Brian Solis (full article here:, a principle at Altimeter Group, Twitter hasn't even pulled out the big guns. "Not only will it continue to change how we discover and interact, Twitter will continue to shape culture, the nature of relationships, and also further democratize business and media to revolve around the EGOsystem."

Solis believes that Twitter will help create a united voice in terms of government, politics and world events. Essentially, Twitter will be the new voice of the new generation. Is Solis putting to much into social medias' little darling?

While you think about that, watch this Twitter tribute video and ponder.

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