Happy Birthday Twitter, you big idiot
Twitter is 7 years old today, and like most seven year olds hasn’t got a clue how to behave itself in public and there’s a 20% chance it might shit its pants.
With 200 million active users worldwide and 400 million tweets about the pope clogging up the atmosphere on a daily basis, it’s fair to say that the social network has been a success, attracting such luminaries as Stephen Fry, George Osborne and Carol Decker from T’Pau.
It’s all a far cry from the year 2006, when a spunky little boy (citation needed) called Jack Dorsey first dreamed up the real time social network. Back then it was called ‘stat.us’ – which is rubbish – and then changed to ‘twittr’. Then he added an ‘e’ and the famous bird symbol, and it took off like a seagull cawing incessantly over a festering landfill.
Now obviously, Twitter rules the world, influences ideas and policies and is a great place to air your half-formed, worthless opinions.
So how will you celebrate Twitter’s seventh birthday? Will you tweet your lunch? Noise up Liz Hurley? Champion Cheese Pastie and Cunnilingus day? Over to you…