On the 21st of March 2006 at 8.50 PM Pacific Time, the first ever tweet was sent by founder Jack Dorsey.
10 years on and billions of tweets later, the short messaging social service has become one of the most influential platforms around, with crowds of celebrities using it to interact directly with their fans and news services the world over using it to find the latest breaking stories. Twitter is on the ground for everything that happens every second of the day - letting us know the moment Leo picks up his long deserved award or informing us from the front lines of civil conflicts, in the words of the people who are actually experiencing injustice and violence.
The growth of Twitter has come hand in hand with the increasing use of smartphones, making it available anytime, anywhere and helping to draw in over 300 million users. And Twitter wants to say thank you to each and every one of them today.
#LoveTwitter is trending worldwide, as people share their experiences and look forward to the next decade.