On this day in 2006, 29-year-old Jack Dorsey sent the world’s first public Tweet, the remarkably unmemorable “just setting up my twttr”, on Twitter, a new service he had founded.
Today, Twitter's hundreds of millions of users send more than half a billion Tweets each day - all, of course, at 140 characters or less. Tweets are cited by newspapers as respected as The Times, while everyone from footballers to presidents seems to have an account.
Rather than a Tweet, we are indulging in a Twinkle, an elegant elderflower-vodka-champagne blend which, like Twitter, has more depth than first appears.
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