The social networking site that allows users to communicate in real time using no more than 140 characters has been quick to seize the world's attention. Twitter, as it is known, was only launched in 2009 but named as one of the decade's best inventions by 58% of people interviewed.
Technology-based innovations dominate a list of the best inventions of the past decade, according to research from Offerssupermarket.co.uk.
The researchers asked a total of 1,135 people across the UK to name what they thought were the best inventions of the Noughties. Although some of the products named were actually invented earlier, they became popular in the Noughties.
Here is the top ten in pictures.