Twitter Turns Seven Today

And not one mention of Justin Bieber in its celebratory video. Hang on…

Twitter Turns Seven Today

Twitter turns seven today. And to celebrate, it’s made a video to show all of its landmark events so far, including Jack Dorsey’s first tweet, its part in the ongoing Arab Spring uprising which began in 2011, and all sorts of little moments such as its most popular tweet and Olympic triumphs.

You can watch the video at the bottom of this post.

And, as with most birthdays, people came out to wish the bird many happy returns, with their greetings taking many forms–from digs at the competition…

…to pointing out Twitter’s best qualities.

People focused on the stats,

and the business potential it brings to brands.

But most importantly, the Bieber.

No conversation about Twitter would be complete without him.

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My writing career has taken me all round the houses over the past decade and a half--from grumpy teens and hungover rock bands in the U.K., where I was born, via celebrity interviews, health, tech and fashion in Madrid and Paris, before returning to London, where I now live. For the past five years I've been writing about technology and innovation for U.S.