Twitter Celebrates Its 10th Birthday

Twitter Celebrates Its 10th Birthday
On Sunday, Twitter marked its first decade in operation and is celebrating this milestone by thanking users.

"On March 21, ten years ago, it began with a single Tweet. Since then, every moment of every day, people connect about the things they care about most — all over the world," wrote Twitter in a blog post on Sunday. "As we mark this milestone, it's you we want to celebrate. As March 21 begins around the world, each of our global offices will kick off the day by showing our appreciation and gratitude — starting in Sydney and following the sun to headquarters in San Francisco." One of the Twitter thank yous offers an interactive graphic that shows how several major events spread across Twitter, including the re-election of President Barack Obama, Germany's World Cup win in 2014, and more.

Twitter Australia's thank you showed off the evolution of the Twitter Bird logo. The Twitter Bird has changed five times over the years, until the company settled on its current iteration. The current bird emerged in 2012 and became the company's trademark. Doug Bowman, Twitter's former creative director said, "Our new bird grows out of love for ornithology, design within creative constraints, and simple geometry. This bird is crafted purely from three sets of overlapping circles — similar to how your networks, interests and ideas connect and intersect with peers and friends. Whether soaring high above the earth to take in a broad view, or flocking with other birds to achieve a common purpose, a bird in flight is the ultimate representation of freedom, hope and limitless possibility."

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