Twitter has become an integral part of our lives today, as is evident from the thousands of tweets shared on the micro-blogging site every second.
Even though the social media network was created in March 2006, it was launched only in July 2006 and Wednesday, 15 July 2015, marks the ninth anniversary of Twitter.
Created by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass, Twitter has more than 500 million users, of which 302 million were active users as of May, 2015. Just three years ago, there were only about 100 million users.
Twitter has now become a platform for cyber users to discuss and celebrate each and every topic.
Strangely, it seems Twitterati has forgotten about the site's ninth anniversary, as the topic is not trending on the micro-blogging site on Wednesday.
The active presence of Hollywood and Bollywood celebs, socialites, fashionistas, politicians, sportspersons, businessmen, activists and journalists, among others, makes Twitter a truly vibrant, interactive medium to exchange views and news, apart from trolling.
On Twitter's 9th anniversary, we bring you select tweets of some of its popular users below:
Barack Obama - 20 April 2007
Thinking we're only one signature away from ending the war in Iraq. Learn more at http://www.barackobama.com
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 29, 2007
Lady Gaga - 27 March 2008
op rehearsing for my video just dance and am now at wmc to perform at the Armani and nervous records party. But I am no nervous record! ... — Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 27, 2008
Narendra Modi - 1 February 2009
2nd Feb, I will be in Dahod for Gujarat Swarnim Jayanti Yatra
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 1, 2009
Kim Kardashian - 22 March 2009
Hey guys it's Kim Kardashian! I finally signed up for Twitter! There are a few fakes so just know this is the real me!!! — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 21, 2009
Priyanka Chopra - 18 June 2009
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) June 18, 2009
Shahid Kapoor - 15 August 2009
Kaminey releases on monday, 17th in Mumbai. Finally :) — Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) August 15, 2009
Parineeti Chopra - 4 September 2009
@priyankachopra Figured I might be able to know more about what you're doing here than at home! Welcome me to twitter plz haha
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) September 4, 2009
Abhishek Bachchan - 2 November 2009
hey guys! yes, yes it's really me. thank you troon (thats tarun mansukhani). so people.......JrB is in da house! — Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) November 3, 2009
Jennifer Lopez - 7 November 2009
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) November 7, 2009
Shah Rukh Khan - 3 January 2010
Deepika Padukone - 6 January 2010
tweet tweet!!its 5 am and all my tweetmates must be fast asleep...so i welcome myself to twitterverse...:-)
— PIKU (@deepikapadukone) January 5, 2010
Salman Khan - 13 April 2010
Arbaaz ne kaha ke tweet kar toh banta hai boss — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) April 13, 2010
Amitabh Bachchan - 18 May 2010
@juniorbachchan hey baby !! I made it on twitter !!! Yeeaaaaaahhhh !! ... sorry.. just got carried away .. safe onward flight and love
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 18, 2010
Aamir Khan - 30 June 2010
Testing. Aamir. — Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) June 30, 2010
Miley Cyrus - 30 March 2011
Welcome to the official Miley Cyrus "Gypsy Heart Tour" twitter page!!!
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 30, 2011
Rajinikanth - 5 May 2014
To check your favourite star's first tweet, click HERE.