An offensive tweet about AIDS in Africa created a firestorm over the weekend and ultimately cost public relations executive Justine Sacco her job. Check out eight lives changed by the popular microblogging site.
Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher became the first Twitter Celebrity after joining in January 2009, when the site was getting ready to make the leap from tech-savvy coffeehouse to household name. He got tons of publicity for becoming the site's first user with 1 million followers -- a distinction he won after winning a race to seven figures with CNN. He also became a savvy investor in tech startups. He's now 23rd on the site's popularity list, with almost 14 million followers.
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