SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Fifteen years ago Jack Dorsey entered out a commonplace message- “simply setting up my twttr”– which came to be the very first tweet, introducing a global platform that has ended up being a controversial as well as leading force in civil culture.
The short tweet on March 21, 2006 by the Twitter CEO is now being sold at auction, with bidding getting to $2.5 million.
It has actually been a long, odd trip for the social network, which in January deleted previous president Donald Trump s account after he was criticized for provoking the violent insurrection on the United States Capitol in January by extremist supporters seeking to reverse his political election loss.
The banning of a president from the platform was both welcomed and also knocked in an indicator of the thin line Twitter and also other social networks frequently attempt to stroll between nonpartisanship, freedom of speech, and also moderation and avoidance of abuse.
Bidding on Dorsey s tweet ends later on Sunday. He has actually stated he will give away the funds to charity.
Dorsey s tweet will be offered as an NFT, or a non-fungible token.
NFTs utilize the exact same blockchain technology behind cryptocurrencies to transform anything from art to sports trading cards right into digital collector s products that can not be copied.