NPR logo Twitter Turns Five


Twitter Turns Five

The social media platform got off the ground five years ago this month, with this momentous tweet from co-founder Jack Dorsey:

The Twitter logo.

The Twitter logo. hide caption

toggle caption

inviting coworkers

Jack is reminiscing - via Twitter - about the explosive growth of his company.

At 5:33PM 5 years ago today, we had design, login, & update. There were only 2 people on twttr, me & @florian.

You can find more info on Twitter's blog. PC World examines some of its statistics, including this: there are one billion tweets issued per week. The Times of India has more fun with items like this: Lady Gaga has the most followers.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.