Today marks the tenth anniversary of Jack Dorsey launching Twitter - the micro-blogging site which has helped define social media and change the way people communicate around the world.
 
At the time of its launch, the service was called ‘Twttr’, with a tweet described as a ‘short burst of inconsequential information.’
 
Over the course of the past decade it has gone on to amass over 300 million active users.

To mark today’s occasion, here below we list five of the most significant world record achievements set by its users.
 
As mentioned above, the First Tweet was sent by the social network’s inventor back in 2006. Posted by Dorsey at 9:50 pm PST on 21 March 2006, it simply read "just setting up my twittr".


Said to be the a result of a daylong brainstorming session held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo, the service quickly developed a vast user base, with a showcase a year after its launch at the 2007 South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) helping its usage increase from 20,000 tweets per day to 60,000.
 
According to current estimate, over 350,000 tweets are now sent worldwide per minute, equating to 500 million tweets per day and around 200 billion tweets per year.
 
Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair cover shoot last year helped her take the title for the Fastest ever time to reach one million followers on Twitter, with her new account stratospherically rising from 0 to 1,000,000 in an incredible four hours and three minutes.


Caitlyn sent her first tweet at 5:17pm UK time on Monday 1st June, and by 9.20pm she had reached the million mark, surpassing a record previously held by US President Barack Obama. Past holders included actors Robert Downey Jr and Charlie Sheen.
 
The record for Most tweets per minute was set during Germany's victory over Argentina during the 2014 World Cup.
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There were 618,725 tweets in the 60 seconds after the final whistle was blown at the Maracana Stadium in Rio, beating the previous high, which was set during host nation Brazil's humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany.
 
The Most used hashtag in 24 hours on Twitter was #AlDubEBTamangPanahon, with 40,706,392 uses from 24 October 2015 - 25 October 2015.
 
AlDub is the collective term for a celebrity couple based in the Philippines that appear on the variety show Eat Bulaga!
One of the most famous celebrity pictures of recent times, Ellen DeGeneres' 'Oscars selfie' is also officially the Most retweeted message in the site's history. 
The informal snap of Hollywood royalty including Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep at the 86th Academy Awards had gained over 2.6 million retweets by 15.00 GMT the following morning.
 
The record had previously been held by a message from Barack Obama to his followers on Twitter, shortly after his re-election as US President in November 2012. 
 
That message, which read simply "Four more years" and included a photo of the President hugging his wife Michelle, was tweeted from Mr Obama's account at 04:16 GMT on 7 November 2012.