Last month saw Twitter celebrate its 8th birthday and to celebrate they introduced the new #FirstTweet tool, where users can find what their own and others very first Tweet was. The hashtag revealed celebrities first ever tweets as well as the first ever tweet when Twitter was known as Friend Stalker.
On their birthday and the day they launched the tool, Twitter summed up on a blog post a little of their journey so far, saying:
“Eight years later, our users have transformed Twitter into place where you can discover new ideas, make real human connections and express yourself freely. Today we’re taking a look at some choice first Tweets — first Tweets that sparked a conversation, used imagery to tell a story, or revealed unfiltered self-expression.”
First tweets by celebrities included actress Cameron Diaz’s, Senator Hilary Clinton’s, NBA star Kobe Bryant’s, media mogul Oprah Winfrey’s, successful businessman and philanthropist Warren Buffet’s and many more.
They also highlighted the first ever tweet which was posted to then-called Twttr. By Jack Dorsey it read simply, ‘just setting up my twttr’. Twitter promoted the tool by tweeting themselves:
“You can celebrate your #FirstTweet, too, Using this Tweet tool, you can look back to find your very first Tweet — or for that matter, anyone else’s. Just type in your @username, or that of anyone — your best pal, favourite comedian, a star or a president.”
It’s interesting to look back, although undoubtedly there were many of a similar vein to Jack Dorsey’s.