The 7 Most Important Moments in Twitter History

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Twitter is all grown up. The social network that was once derided as the place to post what you had for lunch is going public today, offering 70 million shares at an initial $26 price. Somehow, among the glut of social networks that emerged in the mid-2000s, Twitter survived Fail Whales, corporate back-stabbings and attempted buyouts by Yahoo, Facebook and Al Gore to become one of the biggest websites on the Internet, with 230 million monthly active users. Here, a look back at the important moments that shaped the social network and check out TIME’s 140 Moments That Made Twitter Matter.

Jack Dorsey Sends First Message on twttr – March 21, 2006

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first official message on the micro-blogging service. The events that led to this inaugural tweet are the…

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