On Twitter’s eighth birthday the network’s decided to give us a little gift. Instead of taking glory for making it eight years, Twitter is thanking its users by offering them the chance to revisit their first tweets.
At the start of Twitter, people started warming up to the idea of posting short, 140-character statuses. Today, though, Twitter says:
Eight years later, our users have transformed Twitter into [sic] place where you can discover new ideas, make real human connections and express yourself freely.
Visit the Tweet tool to check out your first tweet. Share it with everyone using the hashtag #FirstTweet, if you so desire.
Check out some of the #FirstTweets here:
My first tweet, peeps. I apologize in advance for my slow learning curve. Nice to (sort of) meet you. It's amazing how quickly 140 charac
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) November 16, 2009
Tis my first twitt-er. Or tweet? Twit? Or tweet? "Twit or tweet everybody." Is this anything?
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 10, 2009
HI TWITTERS . THANK YOU FOR A WARM WELCOME. FEELING REALLY 21st CENTURY .
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) April 17, 2009
The antisocial has become social #mambatweets
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 4, 2013
Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) February 24, 2010
My first tweet…. with the help of @jimmyfallon. pic.twitter.com/rvQniME06i
— Lucy Liu (@LucyLiu) November 5, 2013
I JUST got a super cool new app called Twitter. Twelloooo!!!
— Cameron (@CameronDiaz) November 8, 2013
Thanks for the inspiration @ASmith83 & @Sllambe – I'll take it from here… #tweetsfromhillary
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 10, 2013
'Good Evening New York City' http://bit.ly/KaUtW
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) September 30, 2009
Warren is in the house.
— Warren Buffett (@WarrenBuffett) May 2, 2013
First of 3 female SecState's – last to join Twitter. Better late than never! pic.twitter.com/gDQZUvebnR
— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) September 23, 2013