It’s hard to argue that 2009 wasn’t the year of Twitter.
It’s hard to argue that 2009 wasn’t the year of Twitter. Yes, the questions about monetization loomed over the young web company as soon as it started gaining popularity, and they’re still largely unanswered. But people loved this new way of communicating via 140 character messages that go out to everyone who wants to hear them. So much so, that everything else (even money) wasn’t very important.
It was a bumpy ride, though. Remember when Twitter was a joke? A perpetual joke about serverinstability? The amount of downtime Twitter had back in 2008, continuing into the first half of 2009, would have killed many web startups. No matter how good your service is, if people can’t use it, they’ll go elsewhere.
From the article ‘How Twitter Conquered the World in 2009’ by Mashable.