Friday 24 November 2017

Twitter celebrates fifth birthday

Emma Barnett

Twitter users have been wishing the service happy birthday today on the fifth anniversary of the first tweet.

Today marks five years since Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s co-founder sent the first tweet – which said: “inviting coworkers”.

Twitter users have been wishing the service happy birthday using a special hashtag: #happybirthdaytwitter. One user, @FaktanyaAdalah, wrote: "Thanks for being there when we need u. Indonesia love you! :)."

Last week the company announced its fifth anniversary since the first code for the site was written and released a series of statistics to reflect the site’s popularity and global usage.

On average 140 million tweets are sent a day, which is up nearly 100 million on the amount posted on a daily basis a year ago.

More than 460,000 new accounts have been added every day over the last month and the number of mobile Twitter users has increased by 182pc over the last year. However, the company has not revealed how many people actually use the service via their phones.

The site has over 200 million registered accounts but Twitter has also not revealed how many of those are active.

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