At the time, Twitter was officially described as “…a community of friends and strangers from around the world sending updates about moments in their lives. Friends near or far can use Twitter to remain somewhat close while far away. Curious people can make friends. Bloggers can use it as a mini-blogging tool. Developers can use the API to make Twitter tools of their own. Possibilities are endless!”
I had been using Twitter since the fall of 2006, but actually (and unfortunately) closed my account in 2008 (losing over a thousand tweets and thousands of followers). Eight months later, I was ready to give Twitter another try. As you can see from this Birthday video, I’m not alone.
Incidentally, you can see a full list of all the people from that video with links to follow (if you’re so inclined) here.
Twitter has grown and evolved over the past five years. How long have you been using Twitter? How has it changed how you connect with your world?