Twitter is seven years old Thursday.
In that short time, Justin Beiber has amassed more than 36 million followers. Lady Gaga is a close second with 35 million.
The first tweet ever was from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey @jack on the night of March 21, 2006. He sent out the message "just setting up my twttr".
If that seems meaningless, the first words Alexander Graham Bell spoke on the telephone on March 10, 1876 were to his assistant, Thomas Watson saying "Mr. Watson--come here--I want to see you."
Today Jack Dorsey tweeted this message: "For 7 years it's been the first thing I check when I wake up. Happy Birthday, Twitter! I'm so proud of you."
Now there are more than 200 million users, sending news, jokes, and messages 140 characters at a time.
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