Under Elon Musk’s ownership, some Twitter users worry that the site may cease to be what it once was.
Twitter has been the center of many cultural moments in modern history, from #TheDress, to GameStop mania.
Here’s a timeline of some of Twitter’s memorable highlights since its founding in 2006.
2006: Jack Dorsey sends the first-ever tweet.First-ever tweet
2011: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson first breaks the news that Osama bin Laden was killed via tweet.
2012: Twitter buys video sharing service Vine for a reported $30 million.
2013: Twitter goes public on the New York Stock Exchange.Twitter Goes Public On The New York Stock Exchange
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2013: The first #BlackLivesMatter tweet is posted.
2014: The “Oscars selfie” taken by Ellen DeGeneres and fellow celebrities went on to become one of the most-retweeted photos to date.
2015: Jack Dorsey returns as CEO for a second time, after stepping down in 2008.Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
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2015: Twitter replaces the “Favorite” button with the “Like” button.Twitter’s heart-shaped “Like” button
2014: Leaked surveillance of Solange, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z elevator altercation surfaces.
2015: The creation of #OscarsSoWhite allowed users to call out the Oscars for bias toward white nominees.
2015: #TheDress optical illusion divides Twitter users on what colors they see.
2016: Twitter experiences a multi-hour global outage caused by a glitch in a software update. People compared it to Twitter’s early “fail whale” days when outages were common.Twitter fail whale
2016: Twitter shuts down Vine as it struggled to compete with Instagram and Snapchat.
2016: Hillary Clinton tweets “Delete your account” to Trump during the 2016 presidential election.
2017: Twitter upped the allowable character count on tweets from 140 characters to 280 characters.Jack Dorsey tweet about 280 characters
2017: Alyssa Milano tweets about #MeToo and sparks a movement for sexual assault survivors.
2017: President Trump tweets “Covfefe,” and the internet tries to decode what he meant by it.
2019: Collective freakout over the ‘Cats’ trailer.
2019: “Sco pa tu manaa” meme used as a prompt to give your opinion.
2019: The Game of Thrones series finale.
2020: Twitter users mourn the death of Kobe Bryant.
2020: Popular tweeter/comedian, Jaboukie, gets suspended from Twitter for impersonating CNN.
2020: Everyone having to #StayInside at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020: Celebrities singing “Imagine” at the start of the covid-19 pandemic. Many on Twitter described it as “cringe.”
2020: Nationwide protests …read more
Source:: Business Insider