Happy 7th Birthday, Twitter! Here's How You Make Communication So Much Better

Happy Birthday Twitter! The social media monster is officially seven-years-old today and boasts over 200 million users. From the first tweet on March 21, 2006 to today’s staggering 400 million daily tweets, it has helped shape the social media world as we know it today. Twitter, you were there when Obama won his second presidency, when the lights went out at the Super Bowl and you taught us that celebrities are really bad spellers. To help celebrate lucky number seven we’ve rounded up seven iconic ways we’ve communicated throughout the years. We must admit that we do not miss using smoke signals and for that, we thank you Twitter.

Cave Paintings

Cave Paintings

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Because for some reason pointing and grunting just didn’t cut it anymore.

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

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“I could have sworn that the short smoke puffs meant ‘pick up a carton of milk’ not ‘butcher the cow!’”

Carrier Pigeons

Carrier Pigeons

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“Martha’s having her baby! Come quick!” Four months later…

Old School Phone Operators

Old School Phone Operators

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When you accidentally overhear gossip when the phone lines are crossed. You knew the neighbor’s kid looked suspiciously like the milk man!

'80s Cell Phone

'80s Cell Phone

NBC

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Facebook

Facebook

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Please, tell me more about your thoughts on Girls!

Smart Phones

iPhones

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Because nothing says “I love you” more than sitting next to your loved one and tweeting at them.

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