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Twitter Turns 5, Tweets About Its Growth

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Twitter's public launch was five years ago today! That makes us want to pinch it on the cheeks and gush over how its grown.

Reportedly worth more than $7 billion, Twitter has ballooned to 200 million users, who send more than 1.4 billion tweets per week.

The San Francisco-based company employs 450 full-time staffers, and has made its mark on the world stage--from the Oval Office to the Middle East.

That's a pretty impressive 5-year-old.

The official Twitter account has marked this milestone by tweeting out some impressive stats about the site's users and traffic. Take a look at those tweets (below), and tell us where you think Twitter will be in five more years.

Yesterday, we saw more than 600,000 signups. It took us more than *16 months* to reach the first 600,000 Twitter accounts.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

There were 224 Tweets sent on July 15, 2006. Today, users send that many Tweets in less than a tenth of a second.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Twitter, then called Twttr, opened to the public five years ago today. (cc: @jack @biz @ev @noah @csshsh)less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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