Twitter has celebrated its fifth birthday as co-founder Jack Dorsey makes a series of tweets revealing how the micro-blogging site came into being.
The Twitter co-founder who touts the Twitter handle @Jack began the micro-blogging site's birthday celebrations yesterday, March 13th with the tweet: “5 years ago today we started programming Twitter ("twttr" for short). 8 days later the first tweet was sent.”
Dorsey goes on to add in a separate 140-character maximum outlet: “I've been digging through all my drawings, emails, & notes from around that time. I'll share them over the next 2 weeks right here on #twttr”
Having outed the Instant Message that sparked the start of the Twitter phenomenon and images of the service’s early user forms and conditions pages, the site’s co-founder reveals that the first manual sent tweet said rather un-dramatically: “Inviting co-workers.” This followed a reportedly automated tweet by @Jack that read: “Just setting up my twttr.”