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How are you? Feeling good? Feeling spry? You look good. You look spry!
I’ve got some bad news for you, my spry, good-looking friend. You have been making a fool of yourself today.
“Twitter is 10 years old today,” you tweeted.
“Happy birthday, Twitter,” you tweeted.
“Happy 10th anniversary, Twitter,” you tweeted.
Blah blah blah.
YOU TWEETED LIES.
It is not Twitter’s birthday.
Today is March 21. Twitter’s birthday is July 15.
Today is just the anniversary of the first tweet, which Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out on March 21, 2006. But Twitter itself was not released to the public until July 15, 2006. That is its birthday. That is how birthdays work.
The Wire explained this a few years ago:
Today we are not celebrating Twitter’s birth, but rather founder Jack Dorsey’s first tweet:
just setting up my twttr
— Jack (@jack)
Sure, this is cause for celebration. But only in the same way as a baby’s first kicks in the womb are exciting. At the moment of that tweet (or twt?), Twitter was just a fetus of a site. Its parents, Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Evan Williams and Biz Stone, were thinking about what Twitter might look and act like when it made its public debut. They hadn’t even settled on the name yet.
Twitter didn’t pop out of the womb, or “become born” until July 15, 2006, with the public launch of the site. Stone made the announcement on his personal site. And Twitter, “a new mobile service that helps groups of friends bounce random thoughts around with SMS” entered the world.
Please stop saying that it is Twitter’s birthday. That is all.
Have a great day.
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