On March 21, 2006, a small team in San Francisco tested a simple product. It was a 'texting megaphone': Send an SMS message to the number 40404, and the service would forward it to all your friends.
That afternoon, Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet:
Life was never the same after that. (Was that dramatic enough for you)
Dave, Falen, and Steve-O all started tweeting soon after and on the 12th anniversary of the social media networks birth these are the first six people each of us started to follow.