Today marks seven years since Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s creator, sent the very first tweet, kicking-off a social media phenomena that has grown to 200 million active users sending more than 400 million tweets daily.
Dorsey served as Twitter’s CEO until 2008 when he became the company’s chairman, and Evan Williams took over the role. In 2010, Dick Costolo, who had previously served as COO, became the new CEO after Williams stepped down. Costolo continues to the lead the company today.
Since its inception in 2006, Twitter has become one of the top ten most visited websites in the world, offering a public forum where news, ideas, and information are constantly being exchanged in 140-characters or less.