Yesterday was the tenth birthday of Twitter. The first tweet was sent on 21 March 2006 and it read "just setting up my twttr". Since then there have been billions of tweets sent. In fact there are approx. 500 million tweets sent out each day today.
And among all that tweeting, sometimes it doesn't quite go to plan...
1. Tweeting your name when you meant to search. Ed Balls in 2011.
2. Retweeting a link you've banned tends not to go well, as did the Kenyan Film Classification Board.
3. Starting trouble. Donald Trump's spokesman comments back to the Pope this year about the Vatican 'wall'.
4. Getting dates wrong. The Indian Prime Minister wished the Afghan president Happy Birthday on the wrong date this year.
5. Hijacking the hashtag. Pro Putin hashtag #ThankPutinForThat started positively to be quickly turned on its head.
6. Context completely out of sync. The Syrian conflict has killed countless people and yet a Syrian news agency asked people to send in their "summer moments.".
Happy birthday Twitter!
It is the tenth anniversary of the first tweet. Over the past decade, politicians have become fond of using the service to build their public image, whether it's arguing about policy or providing little bon mots of personal life, to show they are as human as the rest of us.