It all started here, with Tweets like this from users like you:
As the years progressed, you, our users, embraced Twitter to converse and experience moments together and in real time. Moments that were personal and national, tragic and triumphant.
http://twitpic.com/o720 - shootout outside oberoi and sitting at inox saw this,— puneet ( @puneet) November 26, 2008
3 Idiots is awesome just hit intermission and am loving it!!— MissMalini ( @MissMalini) December 30, 2009
T 326 -Anhonee ko hooni kar de, honi ko anhonee ! Ek jagah jab jama hon tinoh - Rajni, Gajni aur Dhoni !!!!!— Amitabh Bachchan ( @SrBachchan) April 2, 2011
Illegally being held here at Parliament St Police Station Delhi w/ 15 other women. Terrified, pls RT— Shāmbhavi ( @Shamwoo) December 25, 2012
Dancing with the audience…celebrating…& doing the Lungi Dance in the rains atop the theater. Bring it on…!! pic.twitter.com/4sDHkqsuJb— SHAH RUKH KHAN ( @iamsrk) August 11, 2013
And while you were at it, He signed up too: the one who for the last 24 years has consistently answered a billion prayers:
Finally the original SRT is on twitter n the first thing I’d like to do is wish my colleagues the best in the windies,— sachin tendulkar ( @sachin_rt) May 4, 2010
Now, as @sachin_rt glides into the twilight after announcing his retirement from international cricket, a grateful country bids farewell.
In recognition of the limitless joy that @sachin_rt has brought to our lives for nearly a quarter of a century, we couldn’t think of a more apt message with which to launch our India blog than #ThankYouSachin.
Via this blog, we’ll keep you connected to everything happening on Twitter in India and in the global town square.
Simply tweet an appreciative message for Sachin to the @BCCI handle with the #ThankYouSachin hashtag and you’ll receive back a momentous picture of our hero with a personalized note and digital autograph. Give it a try.
See you on the other side of history.
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