Five years ago today Jack Dorsey sent the first ever tweet. Little did he know that five years later users from across the globe, and some in outer space, would churn out a billion tweets just seven days.

To mark the fifth anniversary Twitter has made their incredible figures public:

  • One year ago, an average of 50,000,000 tweets were sent a day. At present, that figure rests somewhere around 140,000,000
  • 572,000 new accounts were created on the 12th of March 2011
  • On March 11th 2011, 177 million tweets were sent in one day

Can you remember what your first tweet was?

on: twitter’s fifth b-day via @jpenabickley