Today marks the fourth birthday of what is arguably one of the most influential social media services on the web right now – Twitter. Exactly four years ago today, Jack Dorsey sent his very first tweet. Now, four years later, Twitter is just now getting stable enough to run without crawling.
It’s finally started sinking its teeth into some of the more substantial issues in its purview – from location-based sharing to verified celebrity accounts to its rumored monetization strategy and an improved API. It’s starting to speak more regularly, and with more self awareness. And, it’s still growing. In short, Twitter has officially reached it’s toddler stage. And I, for one, can’t wait to see what happens next.
So, happy birthday Twitter! I’d bake you a cake, but I couldn’t find a recipe in 140 characters or less.