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Infographic: Twitter's Rise to 200 Million

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Despite the explosive growth of Google+, there's still something to be said for the appealing simplicity of Twitter. While Google+ arguably improves upon the immersive social network experience, Twitter remains the purest form of microblogging with its 140-character limit and the occasional retweet.

Just last month, the service's siren chirp attracted its 200 millionth user, contributing to an online landscape where 350 billion tweets are delivered each day. And that's just after five years in the public's hands.

Twitter's versatility has ushered in users from all walks of life -- from the average joe to famous comedians to leaders of the free world. And to give you an idea of Twitter's rise to prominence, offers up a timeline which chronicles the hatchling's evolution into a bird of prey.

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(See also: Congress Tweeting 30% Less Since Weinergate and Five Percent of Twitter Employees Look Like Non-Users)

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