It feels like just yesterday, we were all trying to figure out what a hashtag was and were confounded by a 140-character limit. But, today marks the seventh anniversary of Twitter, and it's clearly come a long way. Now, more than 400 million Tweets are sent out each day by the social media platform's more than 200 million users. (That, of course, includes Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry who top the list of followers.)
See where all the time has gone in this #Twitter7 retrospective video. It includes Marie Claire's own Nina Garcia's super-chic Vine account! And below, we've compiled @MarieClaire's top seven most RTed tweets, in honor of the little blue bird's big day. (As you can see, we have a mad girl crush on one Beyonce Knowles.)
Why can't the #debates be like a VH1 Pop-Up Video where the actual facts bubble up on screen?— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) October 17, 2012
For every tweet with #LMOCRF, we will donate $1 to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Foundation. So RT away friends!!— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) August 27, 2012
That left our hearts pounding and our palms sweaty. Long live Queen B, always and forever. #BeyonceBowl— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) February 4, 2013
Love Adele's dress, Adele's hair, Adele's lips. Yeah, we love Adele. #oscars— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) February 25, 2013
Thank you Beyonce for the BEST rendition of the national anthem we've ever heard. Also, you look really, really gorgeous. #inaug2013— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) January 21, 2013
Now, go ahead and follow us @MarieClaire to see what we'll be hashtagging out in the next seven years, and follow all the birthday buzz at #Twitter7.