Twitter first opened its doors to the public way back in March 2006, and tomorrow will mark the company’s 8th birthday. In celebration, you can head over to a new area of the company’s website to find what your first tweet was. Simply enter in your name, and Twitter will dig it up for you. It’s useful, too, especially if you’ve been on the social network for several years, as I have. Digging way back through every one of my tweets would take forever. I’ve tried.
I’m not sure my first tweet is correct, though. It says my first tweet was on April 10, 2008, but I actually joined Twitter on May 26, 2007 and I’m almost certain that I had used the service before the first tweet that Twitter shows me. It’s possible that it’s not including replies, and that I spent my first year on the service only replying to folks and not creating my own tweets. Who knows? The first tweet for @TechnoBuffalo at least seems accurate: “Lots of tweets….coming soon :D” was posted back on July 7, 2009.
Either way, Twitter has come a long way since 2006. Last year it began trading as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange. It has since launched services such as Vine, allows companies to advertise with sponsored tweets. In February, the company was home to more than 241 million monthly active users. We hope we’ll get some new updates from the company in celebration of 8 years tomorrow. In the meantime, give the service a whirl and post your first tweet in the comments below.