Courtesy CBS News:
It's amazing to think how the words "tweet" and "re-tweet" have joined the world lexicon in seven short years. Thanks to a simple communications service called Twitter.
Seven years ago today, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out a message on a relatively unknown service called Twttr.
"Just setting up my twttr," @jack tweeted.
In speaking with Lara Logan on "60 Minutes" Dorsey spoke of how he was inspired by the way emergency dispatchers communicated in short bursts.
"They're always talking about where they're going, what they're doing and where they currently are. And that's where the idea for Twitter came," Dorsey said.
Twitter has been a communications outlet for world leaders, politicians, celebrities and spiritual leaders. Since its launch, the microblogging service has been used to break news, propose marriage, and even help enable a revolution. MORE