Twitter turns 10 today; here’re most iconic tweets from India
Twitter is no longer a new web product; it’s now ten-year-old. And to celebrate its decade of existence, we’re here covering not just one or two but ten most iconic tweets from India.
CEO Jack Dorsey co-founded Twitter with Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass in March 2016. Although it was initially designed as the “SMS of the Internet” by offering 140-character tweets, it now serves GIFs and videos in addition to text.
“On March 21, ten years ago, it began with a single tweet. Since then, every moment of every day, people connect about the things they care about most — all over the world,” Twitter writes in a “thank you” blog post.
Ten most iconic tweets from India:
… Those magical moments of our ODI journey will stay with me for the rest of my life. Thank you so much 🙂
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 25, 2012
India has won! भारत की विजय। अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2014
Dont talk about Woman's Empowerment when YOU don't know how to RESPECT Women!
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) September 14, 2014
Rashtrapati Bhavan is now on Twitter. Please follow us for regular updates.
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) July 1, 2014
Going to Shillong.. to take course on Livable Planet earth at iim.
With @srijanpalsingh and Sharma.
— Kalam Project (@APJAbdulKalam) July 27, 2015
What is red, is a planet and is the focus of my orbit? pic.twitter.com/HDRWjOcPus
— ISRO's Mars Orbiter (@MarsOrbiter) September 24, 2014
This kid is so cool. May Allah bless him. Dinner time at the Asian Awards. pic.twitter.com/l0gV12n0kv
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 17, 2015
कुछ लोग यहाँ ट्वीटर पर प्याज़ को दाऊद के बराबर लाने का प्रयास कर रहे हैं ! हर दल ने प्याज़ की माला पहनी है । प्याज़ ने हर दल को पहनाई है !
— ravish kumar (@ravishndtv) August 22, 2015
Sunny,I wil b happy 2 wrk wid u.I hav absolutely no problems wid ur "past", as the interviewer puts it.Stay https://t.co/jX4V3wULJ8.a.2/2
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) January 20, 2016
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 20, 2016
Apart from the iconic tweets, Twitter emerged as a platform for historifying many popular events in reality. It also recently became a supportive source for entities from Apple to Delhi Police and enabled millions of broadcasters to live stream their coverage on the go.
San Francisco, California-headquartered Twitter might not be as powerful as Facebook and Google. Nevertheless, it helped in raising several social issues. Its userbase of over 332 million users enabled a large number of people around the world to follow their favourite celebrities and public figures. Also, it taught us a precious life lesson — speak powerfully even by using fewer characters.
All in all, Twitter has contributed a lot in expanding the internet. Its decade-long journey brought several subtle changes to our society.