Many people, usually those who aren’t using Twitter yet, are under the impression the service has only just launched. In many respects it has, but at four years old it’s fair to say it has officially flown the start-up nest.
Four year ago today (we’re a few hours in in Europe), Twitter co-founder CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted the first Tweet ever. His words, while not as memorable as Neil Armstrong’s “One Small Step…”, are monumental all the same.
The initial idea of Jack Dorsey that resulted in the development of Twitter is available on Flickr but before you shoot off to read of it, a couple of videos worth watching.
1) The Twitter Story: Twitter co-founder Biz Stone shares the Twitter story during the All-Alumni Reunion Conference at UC berkeley in April 2009.