Thanks for twittering with me! tune in tomorrow at 8pm on FOX for episode 3. It's FANTASTIC.— Drive (@foxdrive) April 16, 2007
Twitter has officially been around for a decade now, and in that time Twitter didn't revolutionize the way we share on social media, nor did it kill Facebook or Instagram like so many claimed it would.
Instead it quietly made history in one hundred forty characters or less, serving as a platform for discussion and promotion that even the POTUS could get behind.
We just made history. All of this happened because you gave your time, talent and passion. All of this happened because of you. Thanks— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 5, 2008
There have been plenty of magical moments shared via Tweets in the last ten years, including Ellen DeGeneres' epic “selfie” at the 2014 Academy Awards.
The Fox show Drive became the first TV show to live-tweet with fans, which is now common practice, and Beyonce almost broke Twitter when she announced she and Jay-Z were expecting their first child.
Last night at 10:35pm ET, Beyonce's big MTV #VMA moment gave Twitter a record bump: 8,868 Tweets per second.— Twitter Comms (@twittercomms) August 29, 2011
It remains to be seen whether Twitter will be around for another ten years, but the first decade was certainly something to chirp about!