March 20, 2014
Twitter turns 8-years-old on Friday. To help celebrate, the social network has introduced a new website called first-tweets.com, which allows users to search their own Twitter account (or someone else's) to find their first tweet. Users are also encouraged to use the hashtags #firsttweet. According to Gabriel Sticker, Twitter’s vice president of Marketing and Communications:
Millions of prolific tweeters have made Twitter an exciting, fun and powerful place to connect with others. But each of you had to start somewhere.Twitter launched on March 21, 2006 when co-founder Jack Dorsey wrote “Just setting up my twtr.” My Twitter account (@bryanmwolfe) was initially created to promote my old website PSUFootball.com. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that my very first tweet on March 19, 2009 said the following: Here are some other first tweets from folks here at AppAdvice: On Aug. 20, 2009, Jamie Young had a Twitter conversation with her brother, asking "what the hell is twittering and why is it important?!" On March 27, 2007, Brent Dirks said simply, "Trying out Twitter." On April 30, 2007, Christine Chan offered her Twitter handle, "christyxcore." Finally, on March 24, 2009, Karen Freeman explained, "I'm here on Twitter. Don't really get the fuss." Freeman certainly figured out what the "fuss" was all about, as she is now our Social Media Director and responsible for our Twitter and Facebook accounts. What was your very first tweet?