Sometimes 140 characters is all you need to leave a mark

By Kelli Bender
March 21, 2014 04:15 PM
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Before March 2006, there were no limits on what web users could say – but then Twitter was born. On Friday, the social network celebrates eight years of keeping feelings under 140 characters.

Since its creation, Twitter has attracted over 218 million active users who churn out billions of tweets each day. Among these tweetaholics are world leaders, celebrities, astrophysicists – and even inanimate objects – eager to share their thoughts with the world.

Despite all these virtual voices and countless hashtags, select posts still manage to stand apart. Twitter shared some of the most memorable tweets from the past eight years with PEOPLE. How many do you remember? Tell us in the comments below.

3. The Memorial

4. The Words of Wisdom

5. The Miracle Rescue

6. The Power of One Direction

7. The Million Followers Mark

8. The Founding Father

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