Twitter has surpassed 100 million active users worldwide just five and a half years after founder Jack Dorsey posted the first 140-character 'tweet' in March 2006.
The micro-blogging site has exploded in popularity to become one of the most frequented sites on the internet, and has been instrumental in helping to organise efforts ranging from government protests to disaster relief and clean-up efforts.
"More than half of these people log in to Twitter each day to follow their interests," the company said in a blog post marking the milestone.
"For many, getting the most out of Twitter isn't only about tweeting: 40 per cent of our active users simply sign in to listen to what's happening in their world."
Twitter also revealed that it will expand the site's language options with support for Filipino, Hindi, Malay and simplified and traditional Chinese over the coming weeks.
However, while Twitter has seen its popularity surge in recent years, the service has become a prime target for scammers and malware writers. Twitter users have been subjected to everything from seasonal malware attacks to phishing scams and click-jacking operations.
The company has taken steps to secure the service, including the recent addition of default SSL encrypted connections.
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