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Twitter@11: 'Just setting up my twttr'

A 3D-printed Twitter logo is seen in this picture illustration. (Reuters)

United States | Mar 21, 2017, 04:54 PM (IST)

2006

March: Jack Dorsey creates Twitter and publishes the first tweet ever which says, "just setting up my twttr".

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July: The microblogging service officially launches on July 15. Later, co-founder Biz Stone explains what Twitter is in a video on YouTube.


2008

October: Dorsey steps down as CEO to assume a "less intensive" role as chairman of the board; co-founder Evan Williams replaces Dorsey.

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November: Twitter passes 1 billion tweet mark. It took Twitter two years and three months to get to one billion Tweets.


2009

September: Twitter changes default avatar to a picture of a bird.

Salesforce, Google and other Silicon Valley titans were expected to be the suitors for Twitter's sale bid. (Getty)

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October: Twitter passes the 5 billion tweet mark.


2010

January: NASA astronaut T. J. Creamer sends the first unassisted tweet from space aboard the International Space Station.

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September: Twitter begins rolling out the new Twitter.com web interface, adding new ways to embed multimedia into the stream. Twitter changes the default avatar picture to a drawing of an egg.

October: Twitter co-founder Williams steps down as CEO, handing the title over to COO Dick Costolo


2011

April: Twitter introduces a new version of its homepage with a sleeker design and revamped pitch to potential users; expands its Local Trends feature to 70 more cities and countries, and updates its search tool to make it easier to find new people to follow.

Twitter in an alliance with Pac-12 Networks promised to raise the exposure of PAC-12 games, making the events easily available on a service many fans already use. (Getty)

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2013

January: Twitter launches Vine, the eminently shareable six-second video clips.

September: Twitter becomes a publicly traded company.

The Twitter logo is displayed on a banner outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 7, 2013 in New York City. (Getty)

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2015

May: Twitter acquires and launches live video service Periscope.

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