The ‘tweet’ is six today. In dog years, that’s 42. In Internet years, that’s about 106.

In those six years, the 140 character tweet has become an ingrained part of our culture, much like Google and Facebook.

The beginnings of Twitter was not particularly sexy. Jack Dorsey – who is still the company’s executive chairman and product lead, sent out this tweet: “just setting up my twttr”

This was the first of billions of tweets that have graced the Internet.

Twitter now posts over 250 million tweets a day from over 100 million users.

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