10 Tweets That You Should Tweet To Celebrate Twitter’s 9th Birthday

On the occasion of Twitter completing nine years, here is a list of 10 very popular tweets that you need to retweet

140 character social network, Twitter is one short of a decade long existence. Introduced as an idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group, Twitter today has grown to more than 284 million users worldwide and is expanding. While in India, Twitter has steered clear from sharing local numbers, but the country happens to be one of the fastest growing market.

Over the nine years the network has evolved, controversies have followed, mankind has changed the way it communicates but Twitter continues to stay the way it was. Celebrating the occasion, Gabriel Stricker, Chief Communications Officer, wrote on the company blog: “At our nine-year mark, we continue to say that Twitter is what it is because of the people who use it. After all, it’s because of you that we have product features like hashtags and best practices like live-Tweeting. Today, these are deeply rooted elements of Twitter and part of mainstream cultural vernacular.”

On this occasion we look back at the nine landmark moments shared by Twitter that have defined the medium as well as history.

2006: First tweet on Twitter by Co-Founder Jack Dorsey

2007: Early user Chris Messina proposed the use of a hashtag

2008: NASA used Twitter to break the news, when Mars Phoenix Lander found ice on Mars

2009: Janis Krums happened to be on a ferry when a plane went down in the Hudson River

2010: Clarence House, the Prince of Wales’ private office, created a Twitter account to announce Prince William’s engagement to Kate Middleton.

2011: Sohaib Athar inadvertently live-tweeted the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan.

2012: Obama wins second presidential win and within hours it became the most retweeted for the year.

2013: Two bombs shook the Boston Marathon – and the world

2014: Ellen DeGeneres starry Oscars photo

2015: Je Suis Charlie became the cry for free speech after the attack at the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo

2014: Adding Narendra Modi’s victory tweet to the list, the most retweeted tweet ever from India

Happy Birthday Twitter! Stay the way you have been so far.