Twitter is turning 8 today! And inevitably, this week has turned into a trip down memory lane, recalling Twitter moments from the past eight years and of course celebrating Twitter’s birthday.
So we had an idea! Inspired by Twitter’s saying that there’s a first tweet for everything, we made our mission to dig up some first tweets! What did Twitter’s most followed users tweet the first time, and what was the first tweet ever? Let’s find out:
Twitter’s top 5
Just got into Berlin… feeling better thank you, have my vicks inhaler by my bedside… and P.S. I TWITTTTER! GAH. Such a follower!
— Katy Perry (@katyperry) February 21, 2009
Apparently Katy was sick before her first tweet.I guess we’ll never know, ’cause it’s never been tweeted, right?
Check out my single “ONE TIME” on my myspace and spread the word for me. Thanks www.myspace.com/justinbieber — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 12, 2009
Back in 2009 Justin was tweeting about My Space. How vintage is that?
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
Barack Obama was the first from the top 5 to join Twitter!
op rehearsing for my video just dance and am now at wmc to perform at the Armani and nervous records party. But I am no nervous record! … — Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 27, 2008
Would you ever expect such a boring first tweet from Lady Gaga?
Nearly 2m people check out Usain Bolt celebration spoof video: http://tinyurl.com/5tv2jo — YouTube (@YouTube) August 25, 2008
Ah, a spoof video as a first ever tweet. Reminds us of YouTube was back in the day…
The first of the first:
As you can imagine, the first of the first to tweet ever, were Twitter’s four co-founders who tweeted all the same text: “Just setting up my twttr”. But technically Jack Dorsey was the first one to send out to tweet this, making his tweet the first tweet ever.
just setting up my twttr — Jack Dorsey (@jack) March 21, 2006
Bonus: Time to expose ourselves! These are the first tweets of the Twitter Counter team.
Warning: You might find yourself lost in translation since some of our first tweets are written in foreign, exotic languages.
Boris: The elf
I’m in Elf waiting for my partners — Boris VvZ (@Boris) November 23, 2006
Fun fact: Our Twitter historian told us that this might actually be a reply to someone, before the @ sign was established. But we’re all too young to remember (including Boris).
Sam: The foodie
aan het voorbereiden op de lunch. Honger!! — Sam Wierema (@samwierema) April 21, 2008
Jorg: The fact giver
Just starting to use Twitter @ Amsterdam — Jorg Ruis (@Jruis) June 8, 2007
Rey: The hobbyist
Hallo! Mijn naam is BDC en ik hou van buiten spelen, knikkeren en sjoelen! http://mypict.me/jzKI — Rey Caacbay (@byreynaldo) August 10, 2009
Julio: The news breaker
El gordo ha caído en mi pueblo… a ver si hay algún colega entre los afortunados…http://goo.gl/gBnoq — Julio J. (@julioelpoeta) December 22, 2010
Javi: The idealist
Alex: The second chance giver
Patrick just convinced me to give Twitter a second chance. Hmm. — Alexander Griffioen (@oscaralexander) November 8, 2007
Martijn: The laid back
Laatste tentamen zit erop, nu weekje relaxen @ home — Martijn Scheijbeler (@MartijnSch) January 23, 2009
Joey: The scientist
— Joey van Ommen (@Joeynoh) May 26, 2009
Katerina: the one with an identity crisis
If this is me tweeting then what kind of bird am I?— Katerina Petropoulou (@kat_petropoulou) December 7, 2010
So what was your first tweet? Share it with us in the comments below!