Twitter turns 6 today. What an amazing thing they’ve built in that relatively short time! I view it as a global utility that transmits information better than TV, radio, newswires, telephone or any other communications breakthrough that’s come before. And to think it’s all owned by one company!
From the official Twitter blog:
Six years may not be very long in human terms, but it’s been quite an enormous span for the thing we know and love as Twitter. When @jack first sketched out his notion in March 2006, no one could have predicted the trajectory of this new communication tool. Now it seems that there are as many ways to express yourself in 140 characters as there are people doing it. And at last check, there are more than 140 million active users (there’s that number again) — and today we see 340 million Tweets a day. That’s more than 1 billion every 3 days. However concisely, it turns out there’s plenty to say.
Awesome, congrats to Jack et al.