On this day 13 years ago, Twitter was launched to the American public. It was created by San Francisco based coder Jack Dorsey, who sought a faster, far-reaching alternative to texting his friends. Intended to reflect the length of a standard SMS message, 140 character blurbs, also known as tweets, were sent at the rate of less than 5,000 a day in 2007.
Today, over 500 million tweets are posted on a daily basis by nearly 300 million unique active monthly users, amongst them some of the worlds most prominent entertainers, athletes, and intellectuals. On top of generating real-time news and information, Twitter also serves as a forum for some of the world’s most creative clickbait, granting direct access into the minds of the most elusive (and hilarious) celebrities.
In honor of the platform’s anniversary, CR dives into the archives of the Twittsphere.
bella hadid talk like a undercover cop 😂 pic.twitter.com/ENtObBtRxs— Young Black Jesus (@zekNcashe) October 5, 2017
I can't belive my grand mothers making me take Out the garbage I'm rich fuck this I'm going home I don't need this shit— 50cent (@50cent) August 26, 2010
kowabunga dudettes. i'm so pumped to be on this surfing kick. who else surfs out there? gnarly day in the h2o. ridin waves!— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 29, 2010
I ate fun dip with my fingers last night and I'm stained and Grammys are tomorrow. I've tried everything please help pic.twitter.com/Atr66KJcYo— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 11, 2017
Cheers to all my haters! Be patient. So much more is coming. pic.twitter.com/BCBd45niWv— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) June 24, 2018
ipad freezing up! Maybe it’s overwhelmed,because it Just realized A Fabulous DIVA Was touching it ! Can’t really Blame it, “SNAP OUT OF IT”— Cher (@cher) March 7, 2013
I feel like there's a giant meatloaf inside of me— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) September 6, 2012
Do ants have dicks?— Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) March 28, 2010
Lil Nas X
Does anyone think global warming is a good thing? I love Lady Gaga. I think she's a really interesting artist.— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) February 10, 2011
Went to Disneyland because my daughter's obsessed with Mickey Mouse. She was so excited when I got home and told her.— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) January 30, 2017
You used to call me on my cel phone— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) October 30, 2015
The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) June 18, 2015
Boys will be boys!!! Cause they can't be men.— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 11, 2013
AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHRHRGRGRGRRRGURBHJB EORWPSOJWPJORGWOIRGWSGODEWPGOHEPW09GJEDPOKSD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!0924QU8T63095JRGHWPE09UJ0PWHRGW— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 7, 2012