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Watch the "Illustrated History of Twitter" Video

In celebration of its eighth anniversary, a video has surfaced that showcases an illustrated look at the online sharing platform Twitter that observes its growth from an idea of “shared statuses,” to a cohesive and successful business model. Documenting everything from how the concept was created to how the platform got its name, the short video explores how a bump from SXSW and subsequent successes turned Twitter’s usage from 400,000 tweets to 100 million tweets per quarter, all within a year. A success story followed by further technological and usage advancements throughout the years, watch the video above for the brief lesson in Twitter’s history.

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