Twitter celebrates its eighth birthday, gives people a chance to see their first tweet

Friday, 21 March 2014 - 4:40pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Web Team

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."

Here are some other memorable tweets that Twitter wanted you to see.

And here are some people who were using #FirstTweet and seem to be loving it.

Twitter India also tweeted this,

So click here, and find out what your first tweet was. 

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