The #good, the #bad and the #ugly – five years of Twitter

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Birthday tweetings are due for Twitter as it lights five candles on its virtual cake today.

From celeb scoops to messages of political defiance, we’ve seen it all over the past five years.

As an avid fan (#addict), what better time to reflect on my most memorable 10 tweets so far?

1. @HarveyLevinTMZ We have just got word that Michael Jackson has died…

2. @CherylKerl Spent the aftahnoon wawkin on mei rock opera. Itz a mix uv R&B Grunge an Nawthumbrian bagpeeps. Tertilly new age an mint man! (Cheeky ‘fan’ creates spoof Cheryl Cole page and tweets in her Geordie accent. Canny!)

3. @kanyewest I’m sorry Taylor. (Kanye’s apology for grabbing the mic from Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs.)

4. @aplusk Victory is ours. (Ashton Kutcher celebrates becoming first Twitter user to bag a million followers.)

5. @persiankiwi In memory of Neda – the fallen angel of freedom – #Iranelection (Student Neda Agha’s death in Iran as Twitter reveals 2010 protests.)

6. @Danniiminogue I’m delighted to announce we’re pregnant!

7. @Astro_TJ Hello Twitterverse! We r now LIVE tweeting from the international space station – the 1st live tweet from space! More soon. Send your ?s (NASA astranout, TJ Creamer, was the first person to tweet from outer space.)

8. @BarackObama We just made history. All of this happened because you gave your time, talent and passion. All of this happened because of you. Thanks.

9. @London2012 As 500 day countdown to start of the Games begins, @London2012 & Omega unveil countdown clock in Trafalgar Sq.

10. @KenMoji We shall overcome #japan #earthquake.

Happy birthday Twitter – long may you continue to keep us #infotained.