Happy Birthday Twitter

Five years ago today Jack Dawsey's first post: "Just setting up my twttr" won't rank as one of history's most defining sentences - but it marked the start of what was to become one of the web's most popular social networks.

It's no secret we're massive fans of Twitter here at Smarta. Our ebook explains all you need to know on the subject. From getting set up and posting your own first tweet, to the etiquette you'll need to grow your business using only 140 characters.

In honour of the five years that Twitter has been with us, Smarta decided to celebrate with a rundown of five entrepreneurs using Twitter to grow their business, interact with customers and generally just pass on whatever comes their way:

@ed_wonga (Errol Damelin). The founder and CEO of Wonga.com posts updates on both his own site and the goings on in the entrepreneurial landscape.

@LuckyHarvey (Lynda Harvey). Founder of The Wine Place and a frequent blogger on the ups and downs of starting a business. Not only that, but she'll share her insight on the best reds, whites and rosés with you.

@LemonFlirt (Rosie Brooks). Founder of online jewellery shop LemonFlirt who uses Twitter to announce her very latest products. A frequent Twitpiccer, she uses the photo-sharing side of the network for images of her latest creations.

@Darky999 (Chris Dark). Okay, not really an entrepreneur but by tweeting from the other side of the bridge, this VC provides musings and tips on investment. Frequent comments on articles and advice pieces will give you inside knowledge on what investors are looking for.

@stef (Stef Lewandsowski). The co-founder of Aframe.com, this prolific tweeter knows how to keep his presence strong. Between conversations with his 3,403 followers, he finds time to delve into current affairs and the creative sides of starting a business.

Roll on the next five years.

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