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The Story (so far) of Twitter

History Lesson: The Story (so far) of MANOLITH Twitter .com 600series.net/infoshot Twitpocalypse! June 12 2009: the number of tweets exceeds 2,147,483,647 - the limits of signed integers - causing multiple twitter apps to crash. Twitter itself continues to grow. CELEBRITIES ON TWITTER April 2009: @aplusk beats @cnnbrk to 1 million followers January 2009: @britneyspears is hacked CITIZEN JOURNALISM Twitter turns 3 thudson November 2008: @the_real shaq displaces Ward Andrews pseudo-Shaq tweets @britneyspears HI Yall! Brit Brit here, just wanted t e you all on the size of my vagina. It's about 4 feet wide 7:06 PM Jan 5th, 2009 rp teeth. Ojkrums http://twitpic.com/135xa - There's a plane in the Hudson. I'm on the ferry going to pick up the people. Crazy. 12:36 pm, Jan 15, 2009 @the real shaq This is the real SHAQUILLE O'NEAL 5:19 am, Nov 18, 2008 Twitter turns 2 @mtvmoonman Watching Britney rehearse. Looking sexy in jeans and a white tank. Hot! 7:06 PM Sep 7th, 2007 @barackobama Thinking we're only one signature away from ending the war in Iraq |3:10 pm, April 29, 2007 MEDIA ON TWITTER September 2007: @mtvmoonman tweets the latest updates from VMAS. Membership booms, POLITICIANS ON TWITTER October 2008: @biz sets up Twitter account for the @johnmccain campaign "so both candidates would be represented fairly" April 2007: @barackobama joins Twitter Twitter turns 1 March 2007: @johnedwards is among the first politicians to start Twittering March 2007: Twitter wins blog award at SXSW Interactive, spawning the first wave of media interest September, 2006: James Cox creates @cnnbrk, using 5 lines of Ruby code to send CNN news alerts to his phone. July 13, 2006: twttr.com goes live @jack just setting up my twitter 2:50 pm, March 21, 2006 @dom oh, this is going to be addictive 3:10 pm, March 21, 2006 Planting the Seed March 31, 2006: Twttr Beta is launched on @jack's birthday While working for Odeo, a subsidiary of Obvious Corp, Jack Dorsey (@jack), Biz Stone (@biz) and Evan Williams (@ev) developed the initial code for Twitter in a matter of weeks. Here's how the concept came together. 2006: @Biz discovers the "fail whale" image by Yiying Lu on iStockPhoto 2006: @Jack pitches idea for SMS-based status updates to Odeo 2005: Biz joins Odeo 2005: Jack joins Odeo | 2004: Biz and Ev leave Google. Ev co-founds Odeo 2003: Google acquires Pyra Labs and Blogger 2003: Google recruits Biz to join the Blogger team 2000: Jack Dorsey writes software for taxi dispatching, allowing real- time networked status updates 1999: Biz Stone helps launch and grow Xanga.com August 1999: Evan Williams co-founds Pyra Labs and launches Blogger.com 1999: Birth of the term "blog"E 1999: LiveJournal launches, and allows the creation of virtual communities. Focus is on conversation among groups of linked "friends" 1997: Birth of the term "weblog" 1995-96: Instant messaging as we know it (PowWow, ICQ, AIM) launches, and popularizes the "buddy list" December 1992: the first SMS message is sent via the Vodaphone network: "Merry Christmas" 1985: SMS messaging technology is developed for GSM phones 1980s: UNIX "Talk" allows networked users to exchange real-time text updates

The Story (so far) of Twitter

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Twitter, Twitter, Twitter. Seems every where you turn these days that little blue bird is staring you right in the face. But how did it all start? Where is it all going? Who’s to say really, except ...

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