News March, 21st 2011 by Nick

Twitter reached the age of five

5 Years ago, no one could image the short-text service Twitter would be used worldwide by politicians, celebrities, terrorists and the like, and most of the MenReport readers, of course. You can waste your time arguing whether Twitter is useful for anybody, but one thing’s for sure: There’s a lot of people tweeting… even though it is mostly nonsense.

Today, five years after Twitter’s co-founder “Jack Dorsey” sent the first tweet, Twitter users worldwide have been wishing the service a happy birthday using a special hashtag: #happybirthdaytwitter. Last week Twitter announced its fifth anniversary, followed up with the release of a series of statistics to reflect the site’s growing popularity and global usage. On average, over 140 million tweets are sent each day, which is up nearly 100 million from the daily amount posted exactly one year ago. An average of 460,000 new accounts have been added every day over the last month and the mobile Twitter usage has increased by 182 percent over the last year. However, the company has not revealed how many people actually use the service via their phones.

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