Back To Mobile Site

Eight lives changed by Twitter

POSTED: 12:22 PM PDT Mar 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:43 AM PST Dec 26, 2013 

An offensive tweet about AIDS in Africa created a firestorm over the weekend and ultimately cost public relations executive Justine Sacco her job. Check out eight lives changed by the popular microblogging site.

OTD February 7 - Ashton Kutcher
13 / 15
Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher became the first Twitter Celebrity after joining in January 2009, when the site was getting ready to make the leap from tech-savvy coffeehouse to household name. He got tons of publicity for becoming the site's first user with 1 million followers -- a distinction he won after winning a race to seven figures with CNN. He also became a savvy investor in tech startups. He's now 23rd on the site's popularity list, with almost 14 million followers.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Most Popular

Advertisement