Twitter turns 4 years old today. Hard to believe that this social network that has become so much a part of my online life has only been around for four years. For a bit of nostalgia, check out the video news report below, created in March 2007, when Twitter was just a year old.
My personal Twitter timeline:
Dec. 22, 2007 – I create @MissouriSandT as what I then called a university “outpost” on Twitter. Today, our little outpost has 823 followers and is on 52 Twitter lists.
Feb. 27, 2008 – I ask, Should universities tweet? It’s funny now, two-plus years later, to look back at the question and the responses.
July 27, 2008 – I post my thousandth tweet and blog about it as though it were somehow meaningful.
Nov. 11, 2009 – I dive into the discussion on whether or not it’s OK for universities (or other organizations) to simply push news and other institutional information through their Twitter feeds. In other words, whether it’s OK to be a “robot” on Twitter instead of being a human. I come down firmly on the side of the borg.