Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the world’s first Tweet, five years ago in 2006 on March 21st. It read: “just setting up my twttr.” Today, it’s used to archive lives, cultures and breaking news in real-time.
Dorsey set-in-motion the idea for Twitter while working with Biz Stone and Evan Williams at the podcasting company Odeo.
“As much fun as we were having, there was always, I think, in the back of our heads the idea of the potential of something important coming from it,” Stone shared feelings from the start-up’s early days.
It was laughed at by some as a platform for telling the world what one had for lunch or when one cleaned house, but Twitter has become respected as an one-stop during disasters like the earthquake in Japan.
Twitter was an invaluable for information collection and communication the moment cell-phone service became available in Japan, for example.