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Tweeting Birthday Tributes

The Happy Birthday Twitter Infographic Honors the MicroBlogging Site

— August 11, 2011 — Pop Culture
Twitter turned 5 years old this past July, and the Happy Birthday Twitter Infographic clebrates the rise of the micro-blogging site with some of the most compelling, behind the scenes statistics on the social media giant. Founded in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Bill Stone and Evan Williams, Twitter's rise to the top of the Internet ranks was not a total surprise, but the magnitude of it its success was unimaginable.

At 2 million users and 350 million tweets per day, the site connects the world in a way unlike any other social tool on the Web. The graphic goes so far as to chart the site's revenue and estimated value as well as the most active Twitter moments and even the global influence of the site with regard to social uprisings and revolutions in the middle east.

Implications - Social media has drastically changed the way humans interact on a daily basis across the globe. Information that was once restricted by international boundaries and borders is now available to anyone with the stroke of a keypad, heightening international relationships in both a personal and professional way. Essentially, this is a shift in the way consumers communicate and should serve as a sign to business to get familiar with blogging.
Trend Themes
1. Rise of Social Media - The rise of social media has transformed the way people communicate and interact globally, presenting opportunities for businesses to connect with a wider audience.
2. Increased Information Accessibility - The accessibility of information through social media platforms has blurred international boundaries, allowing for greater global communication and relationships.
3. Shift in Consumer Communication - The shift in consumer communication towards social media platforms highlights the importance for businesses to embrace blogging and adapt their communication strategies.
Industry Implications
1. Social Media - The social media industry has experienced significant growth due to the rise of platforms like Twitter, offering businesses opportunities to engage with consumers on a global scale.
2. Digital Marketing - Digital marketing industry can leverage the increased information accessibility provided by social media platforms to reach a wider audience and tailor marketing strategies.
3. Communication and PR - The communication and PR industry can capitalize on the shift in consumer communication towards social media by incorporating blogging into their strategies and leveraging social media platforms to enhance brand visibility.
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