Twitter is celebrating 10 years of existence today. Despite the constant criticism and concerns about its future, the short-messaging social media phenomenon certainly has a lot to celebrate.
It’s become part of the globe’s cultural fabric, inescapable on media channels and immensely popular with celebrities who want to chat up their fans. It’s also become a critical tool for some social movements and a key source of breaking news for those who use it.
Twitter says it will be celebrating in its offices around the world today: “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. We are excited to celebrate with all of you.”