We all know Twitter, most of us related with design, advertising, media etc probably have twitter accounts. But how many of us realise what a phenomenon it really is?
Twitter originated only 6 years ago in a brainstorm session and was originally titled twttr inspired by Flickr.
“…we came across the word ‘twitter’, and it was just perfect. The definition was ‘a short burst of inconsequential information,’ and ‘chirps from birds’. And that’s exactly what the product was.” – Jack Dorsey
Work on the project started on March 21, 2006, when Dorsey published the first Twitter message at 9:50 PM. In 6 short years there are now 175 million tweets a day!
There’s even more, the full glorious info graphic is at infographiclabs.com for your visual delight.