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10 years since the first Tweet

The social network site, started in 2006 in California as a sideline project, has grown into a global brand becoming one of the fastest growing phenomenons of the Internet.

10 years since the first Tweet
In this photo illustration the Twitter website is displayed on a mobile phone on July 2, 2009 in London. The social network site, started in 2006 in California as a sideline project, has grown into a global brand becoming one of the fastest growing phenomenas of the Internet. (Getty Images)
10 years since the first Tweet
In the photo illustration, Dita Vaon Teese comments about Alexander McQueen death on Twitter on February 11, 2010 in London, England. Mr McQueen's office have confirmed that the 40 year old designer was found dead at his London flat this morning. Police have said that his death was not being treated as suspicious. (Getty Images)
10 years since the first Tweet
Queen Elizabeth II sends her first Tweet during a visit to the 'Information Age' Exhibition at the Science Museum on October 24, 2014 in London, England. (Getty Images)
10 years since the first Tweet
Twitter CEO Evan Williams is seen silhouetted against a screen as he shows off the newly revamped Twitter website on September 14, 2010 at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California. Twitter launched a new version of the popular social media site in hopes it will be more user friendly. (Getty Images)
10 years since the first Tweet
Twitter COO Dick Costolo announces the new Twitter Promoted Tweets during the first annual Chirp, Twitter Developer's Conference April 14, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Chirp, the Twitter Devloper's Conference is a two day event for developers who work with the popular social networking service. (Getty Images)
10 years since the first Tweet
Host Samuel L. Jackson performs onstage during the 2009 ESPY Awards held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on July 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The 17th annual ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 19 at 9PM ET on ESPN. (Getty Images)
10 years since the first Tweet
In this photo illustration the Twitter website is displayed on a mobile phone at a NRL match on July 11, 2009 in Newcastle, Australia. The micro-blogging phenomenon sees users post text 'tweets' of upto 140 characters in response to the question 'What are you doing?'. (Getty Images)
10 years since the first Tweet
In this photo illustration, The Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile device as the company announced it's initial public offering and debut on the New York Stock Exchange on November 7, 2013 in London, England. Twitter went public on the NYSE opening at USD 26 per share, valuing the company's worth at an estimated USD 18 billion. (Getty Images)
10 years since the first Tweet
A man looks at a laptop computer displaying Twitter in a cafe on January 27, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. People across Egypt have used Twitter and other social media to mass organise protests with the searchable hashtag, #jan25. Thousands of police are on the streets of the capital and hundreds of arrests have been made in an attempt to quell anti-government demonstrations. (Getty Images)
10 years since the first Tweet
Twitter CEO Evan Williams announces the newly revamped Twitter website on September 14, 2010 at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California. Twitter launched a new version of the popular social media site in hopes it will be more user friendly. (Getty Images)
10 years since the first Tweet
Twitter Chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey moderates a panel discussion with Detroit entrepreneurs at Techonomy Detroit at Wayne State University September 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The topic of the discussion was 'Turbocharging Detroit's Teconomy.' (Getty Images)
10 years since the first Tweet
Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, gives a speach during the Tijuana Innovate festival in Tijuana, Baja California State, on October 13, 2010. (FRANCISCO VEGA/AFP/Getty Images)
10 years since the first Tweet
Stickers promoting Labour party issues via the social networking website 'Twitter' are available from a stall at the Labour Party Conference on September 28, 2009 in Brighton, England. Party officials and delegates are gathering in the seaside coastal resort for their last conference before the general election in 2010. (Getty Images)