Believe it or not, Twitter's first tweet was sent 10 years ago today by @jack.
just setting up my twttr— Jack (@jack) March 21, 2006
Since then, it's been launched into the internet stratosphere in a way that few in the same industry have achieved. The 140 character platform was adopted and built upon its userbase and revolutionised the way we distribute and share content.
Twitter has become a compulsion for many; getting their news and entertainment from one source and allowing them to keep up with flowing events in their fast-paced worlds. It allows users, friends and family to connect quickly and spawns wonderful meme's, made and shared in a matter of seconds.
Most of all, Twitter makes us feel like a global community. Your tweet has the ability to travel to the far corners of the earth and gives us a platform for our voices, even if not everybody listens! But it gives us that chance.
Twitter is celebrating its tenth birthday by encouraging the hashtag #LoveTwitter and a series of adorable videos looking back at its short-but-robust history. Check one out below: