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History of Twitter

Milestones in the History of Twitter as of Summer 2023

2006 - Jack Dorsey leads establishment of new platform called 'Twttr', later renamed to Twitter.

2007 - Twitter Inc. becomes its own company.

2008 - Twitter reaches 100 million tweets per quarter and also rejects a $500 million acquisition offer from Facebook.

2009 - Twitter introduces 'Verified Accounts' for public figures and Ashton Kutcher becomes the first user to gain a million followers.

2011 - Co-founder Jack Dorsey returns to the company as executive chairman.

2012 - Twitter reaches 100 million active users.

2013 - Twitter becomes a public company, with its shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

2014 - Twitter introduces native video capability.

2016 - Twitter discontinues Vine, and increases character limit for tweets from 140 to 280.

2020 - Twitter adds fact-checking labels to tweets and major security breach leads to high-profile accounts hacked in a Bitcoin scam.

2021 - Account of former President Trump is suspended amid attack on the US Capitol, Twitter Blue is launched.

2022 - Elon Musk reaches a deal to acquire the company for $44 billion and take it private.

2023 - 'Legacy' verification badges removed, X Corp. established as the successor to Twitter Inc. and Meta launches direct competitor, Threads.

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