Today marks the sixth year since founder Jack Dorsey and Twitter’s first members started using the communications platform. And for its birthday, the company has posted a number of stats about its growth in usage. Twitter now has 140 million active users is seeing 340 million Tweets a day (more than double what it was last March). A year ago, Twitter was seeing 140 million Tweets per day.
Last year, Dorsey shared a number of details about how Twitter first emerged. On March 21, 2006, Dorsey sent Twitter’s (then Twttr) famous first (non-automated) tweet: “inviting coworkers”.
2012 has been an important year for Twitter, as the company has expanded its advertising products, and made a number of key acquisitions, including most recently Posterous. And we’re only three months into the year, so we can expect much more from the company in 2012.
just setting up my twttr—
Jack Dorsey (@jack) March 21, 2006
Created in 2006, Twitter is a global real-time communications platform with 400 million monthly visitors to twitter.com, more than 200 million monthly active users around the world. We see a billion tweets every 2.5 days on every conceivable topic. World leaders, major athletes, star performers, news organizations and entertainment outlets are among the millions of active Twitter accounts through which users can truly get the pulse of the planet.