It's hard to believe a time when Twitter was not in our lives. As with other forms of social media like Facebook and Instagram, checking your Twitter feed has become a daily ritual.
Today, March 21, Twitter celebrates its eight birthday, and in doing so decided to give their ever growing followers a little treat. One of the disadvantages of Twitter is that the more you tweet, the harder it is to look back at the tweets you made years ago. Twitter has decided to give you a way to see your first tweet, and the first tweets of others including celebrities. By using the hashtag #FirstTweet and Using a Tweet Tool, you can look back to find your very first Tweet — or for that matter, anyone else’s. All you have to do is just type in your @username, or that of anyone — your best friends, favorite comedian, a celebrity or even presidents.
Twitter had this to say about their anniversary, "In 2006, people began to say a little something on Twitter through 140-character bursts of plain text. Eight years later, all of you have transformed Twitter into a place to discover new ideas, make real human connections and express yourself freely. So as we mark our 8th birthday, we’d like to say thank you — to you.
Millions of prolific tweeters have made the Twitter platform an exciting, fun and powerful place to connect with others. But each of you had to start somewhere: Today we’re taking a look at some interesting first Tweets — first Tweets that sparked a conversation, used imagery to tell a story, or revealed unfiltered self expression.
Here is Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Twitter’s first Tweet and 8 other memorable first Tweets — and here’s to you, for making Twitter all that it is. Thank you."
just setting up my twttr
— Jack Dorsey (@jack) March 21, 2006
Here are some other memorable tweets that Twitter wanted you to see.
@juniorbachchan hey baby !! I made it on twitter !!! Yeeaaaaaahhhh !! ... sorry.. just got carried away .. safe onward flight and love
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 18, 2010
hi everyone. being extremely shy i never thought i would be here. but my friend @kjohar25 insisted that i should learn to share my life.
— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) January 2, 2010
Finally the original SRT is on twitter n the first thing I'd like to do is wish my colleagues the best in the windies,
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 4, 2010
Thinking we're only one signature away from ending the war in Iraq. Learn more at http://www.barackobama.com
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 29, 2007
2nd Feb, I will be in Dahod for Gujarat Swarnim Jayanti Yatra
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 1, 2009
And here are some people who were using #FirstTweet and seem to be loving it.
— Nilanjana Roy (@nilanjanaroy) March 21, 2014
— Ben Kepes (@benkepes) March 21, 2014
— The Renaissance Girl (@Bebejax) March 21, 2014
— Shraddha (@DamselAndDogs) March 21, 2014
— A Panigrahi (@abhinavpani) March 21, 2014
— Ketan Joshi (@KetanJ0) March 21, 2014
— Evelyn Gee (@evygee) March 21, 2014
Twitter India also tweeted this,
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) March 21, 2014
So click here, and find out what your first tweet was.