The Evolution of Twitter

On March 21, 2006 Co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, goes live by sending the first Tweet ever.

Later on, the power of Twitter revealed that it wasn't just a tool used to interact with one another. Its power was beyond anyone's expectation; it changed people's lives and redefined the history of many countries. ;xNLx;Copyright Ⓒ 2014. This website and all content (unless otherwise indicated) Maya Sheikh Alsouk. All Rights Reserved. ;xNLx;;xNLx;

The beginning

Originally named Twttr and created by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass.

Twitter wins the 2007 SXSW Web Award

Twitter gains popularity after outstanding success at the South by Southwest Interactive festival.

Twitter user invents the Hashtag

Chris Messina, the creator of Hashtag, sends a tweet asking users their thoughts about using the symbol pound (# ) as a grouping method.

Twitter frees a student

James Karl Buck, an American student frees himself from Egyptian prison using Twitter.

Moldova protests

"Twitter Revolution" a term referring to the various political instability that occurred in different countries around the world where one thing was in common: Twitter. This revolution began with the Moldova civil unrest in 2009.

#iranelection

Despite the government’s effort to ban Internet access in Iran during protests and limit access to Twitter and other social media, Iranians still managed to tweet their revolution. using the hashtag #iranelection.

Sidi Bouzid Revolt

Bouazizi’s self-immolation was the spark that lit the Arab Spring, which spread rapidly across the Arab world and used Twitter as a vital tool for mobilization of demonstrations and spreading information between protesters and around the world.

#18DAYSINEGYPT

In one of the historical revolutions in the world, Egyptians took their turn to rewrite history. This time using their only weapon: Social Media.

Hudson River crash

Twitter was the first medium to break the news of US Airways crash into the New York's Hudson river.

Twitter presents Promoted Tweets

After announcing their plans to include advertising on their platform, popular companies had already signed up for the service.

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