TIME

An Illustrated History of Twitter in Two Minutes

In honor of the site's eighth birthday

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Just in time for Twitter’s eighth birthday this week, tech website Mashable animated the popular social media service’s exponential growth and global integration over the years — from founding, to now — with a sketch illustration video that features infographics and TwitPics of history. The illustrator, Bob Al-Greene, draws faster than I tweet — and that’s saying something.

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