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Twitter Passes Milestone With 5 Billionth Tweet

Recent reports may have raised questions about Twitter’s growth in terms of unique visitors, but the site is definitely still snowballing in one sense.  A Twitter URL and an independent service indicated that the five billionth tweet was transmitted last night.

Perhaps fittingly, the five billionth tweet didn’t come from Ev Williams or any Twitter employee.  No celebrity managed to attach his (or her) name to it, either.  Instead, self-described "bio writer and web generalist" Robin Sloan wrote the two words "Oh lord" at just the right time.