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DLD says Happy Birthday to a 7 year old trendsetter

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Jack Dorsey was at DLD12 in conversation with David Kirkpatrick and the journalist Holger Schmidt. Before you lean back and listen to their chat about all the things twitter can do and may do in the future - here are ten facts about twitter on its 7th birthday.

  • 400 million Tweets are sent every day.

  • It took three years, two months and one day for the first billion Tweets to be sent on the platform. The same number are now sent every two-and-a-half days.

  • The hashtag (#) feature, first proposed by a user, first appeared on Twitter in August 2007.

  • 60 per cent of users Tweet via their on mobile

  • The re- tweet feature was launched in August 2009, more than three years after the platform was founded.

  • The most re-tweeted Tweet to date was president Barack Obama ’s message, “Four more years”, after he won the US presidential election on November 6th, 2012. It was re-tweeted more than 811,000 times.

  • On March 25th, 2012, James Cameron sent a Tweet from the ocean’s deepest point, the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific.

  • The first Tweet was sent in San Francisco, California, by Twitter creator Jack Dorsey on March 21st, 2006.

  • Today there are 200 million users worldwide

  • Twitter was localised in right-to-left languages Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu, increasing the number of localised languages to 28, on March 6th, 2012.

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