Yaay! It’s Twitter’s 10th birthday today and it brings a bittersweet yearning for the things of the past. So many iconic moments have gone down on the social media site over the years, it’s hard to get the records straight. For instance… did you know the invention of the hashtag also started on the same social site? I know, right? It’s hard to recall a time when that little ‘#’ was just a weird button on our phone.
Anyway, we’ve rounded up a list of the site’s most epic moments, including stars first tweets, iconic pics, and more for your scrolling pleasure. Happy birthday, Twitter! We love you.
Leonardo DiCaprio wins an Oscar
The award for Best Actor wasn’t the only accolade he walked away with that night. His crowning moment sparked over 400,000 tweets per minute across the globe! In that instant, his win became the most-Tweeted minute ever to occur during an Oscars telecast. Get it! Likewise, when the actor posted his winning tweet to his Twitter page, it was shared over 370,000 times. February 28, 2016, was indeed a good day for Twitter and Leo both.
The #hashtag is born
The man behind the hashtag we all know and love is Chris Messina. What started as a simple tweet suggestion, literally took over our lives. Did he get paid for that? Um, we hope so.
The first Royal Baby is born
Holy, whoa! The internet went wild for this one. When Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their first child, over two million mentions of the news occurred on Twitter within one hour of his birth. Following the actual announcement of Prince George Alexander Louis birth, more than 25,300 tweets went out per minute.
Ashton Kutcher beats CNN to be the first person with a million followers
Dang, dude! Quite the honor back when it happened in 2009. Another fun fact? On this same day, April 16, Oprah sent out her first tweet. Adorbs!
Pro-democracy protests in Cairo
These protests unfolded on Twitter which basically marked the first time social media was used to organize a political revolution. This iconic Twitter moment happened in January of 2011.