Twitter was cast off as a fad by many when it first appeared five years ago today. Who's laughing now? With over 200 million users, 140 million tweets a day, and 30 billion tweets in total, Twitter's struggle for acceptance has earned a Hollywood ending.
To celebrate the social network's auspicious five-year milestone we've compiled 10 first tweets from well-known twitterati...
The first tweet ever was from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey.
After a, erm, rousing start like that, how could the masses resist?
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Barack Obama: president and social media guru.
No Twitter account would be complete without the British mutterings of Stephen Fry.
How do we know Eddie is telling the truth?
Busy day for Liam.
Quite the following these days for Lady Gaga.
Like a lady.
Drop it like it's hot.
Last but not least...