10 years ago, I joined Twitter. Like most of my bad decisions, it happened around midnight.
Why not? Everyone else is doing it.
— Robert Hampton (@Hampo) January 16, 2009
2009 seems to be the moment where Twitter (launched in 2006) reached the tipping point, and stopped being a service for geeks and started becoming truly mainstream (not that I’m claiming to be anything other than a geek). It was in February of that year that Stephen Fry live-tweeted from a stuck lift, bringing much media attention to the fledgling service. Annoyingly, when I got stuck in a lift last year, I had no phone signal so couldn’t tweet anything.