Today is Twitter’s 8th birthday – the service was launched on March 19th, 2006 (although it didn’t open fully to the public until July of that year), and to celebrate Twitter has launched a new tool to help you find your first-ever tweet. *
Simply visit First-tweets.com and enter your username (it should display automatically if you’re logged into Twitter) and your first tweet will load up. You can also enter the username of anyone else on Twitter to see their first tweet, too.
Head on over to the Twitter Blog to join them in getting all teary-eyed about the past eight years.
In 2006, people began to say a little something on Twitter through 140-character bursts of plain text. Eight years later, our users have transformed Twitter into place where you can 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.
* You know, one day after I wrote an article showing you how to do the exact same thing. Coincidence? Synchronicity? Thievery? You might think that. I couldn’t possibly comment. **
** It’s coincidence. ***