by Brian Solis


Twitter turns three today and in that short amount of time, it has completely transformed the way 6 million (and growing) people communicate with each other.

Here’s a screenshot of an early tweet from Founding CEO jack Dorsey…(h/t TechCrunch)

I joined November 4th, 2006 according to Twitterholic and wrote my first in-depth post on Twitter in March 2007 (although I’m sure if I had more time, I’d find my first official post).

According Nielson, Twitter grew by 1,382% from February 2008 to February 2009.

Perhaps most interestingly, Nielson documented something that I’ve been observing for quite some time, Twitter’s largest adoption is stemming from adults, not primarily via teens or college students as you might expect. In February the largest age group on Twitter was 35-49; with nearly 3 million unique visitors, comprising almost 42 percent of the site’s audience.

For a deeper discussion on the impact of Twitter, please read, “Twitter and Social Networks Usher in a New Era of Social CRM” on PR 2.0.

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About the Author:

Brian Solis

Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm. Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, publishing, and culture. His current book, Engage, is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to build and measure success in the social web.

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