Twitter celebrates eight years

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

USA Today: To commemorate the social networking site's eighth birthday, it launched a website called first-tweets.com.

"Millions of prolific tweeters have made Twitter an exciting, fun and powerful place to connect with others," says Gabriel Stricker, Twitter's vice president of marketing and communications. "But each of you had to start somewhere."

Of course, no first tweet was more notable than the one posted by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006, which happened to be the first tweet ever published. "Just setting up my twtr," Dorsey wrote eight years ago.

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