Exactly ten years ago, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the very first tweet.

At the time, the social network was still called Twttr and a tweet was described as a ‘short burst of inconsequential information.’

In the decade since, Twitter has gone public and gained over 300 million active users.

Of the top ten accounts with the most followers, six belong to musicians including Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift.

But the social network is not just dominated by pop culture icons. US President Barack Obama has the fourth most popular account, and 83 per cent of world leaders have a Twitter handle, according to the Digital Policy Council.

To see some of the most significant moments that have been tweeted in the past ten years, watch this video.