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Twitter has come a long way since launching in 2006 to become one of the most familiar names and influential businesses in technology.
Based on some of the figures revealed in the company's S-1 filing made public for the first time on Thursday, it looks like Twitter still has a long road ahead given that it's not exactly profitable yet but still wants to raise $1 billion for its initial public offering.
In order to get there, Twitter included a number of notable Tweets from its short but already storied history, demonstrating the diversity in use cases and value.
Let's take a look back at the micro-blogging service's road to an IPO.
Images via Twitter (U.S. SEC S-1 Filing)
Twitter said it now has 218.3 million users on average per month, or 100 million daily active users. That has led to an average of 500 million tweets sent per day, or 300 billion tweets sent since the company launched seven years ago.
During the second quarter of calendar 2013, Twitter had 150.9 billion Timeline Views, up 69 percent from the previous quarter.
Twitter defined Timeline Views as "as the total number of timelines requested when registered users visit Twitter, refresh a timeline or view search results while logged in on our website, mobile website or desktop or mobile applications."
There are a few caveats to that definition. For example, witter clarified that these figures exclude TweetDeck and the Twitter client for Mac because Twitter does "not fully track this data."