I remember the day. It was March 17, 2009. I had just started a new job and was put in charge of the company’s Twitter account. I thought, if I’m going to be running this thing, I’d better get on it. But first, I was inspired to pop out for a soya latte and from hence, my first tweet was born.
Ask for soya milk in your next latte – less fat than skim, cow friendly and bloody delicious!
— Stef Lait (@steflait) March 17, 2009
This trip down memory lane comes via a new tool Twitter launched today, in celebration of it’s eighth birthday. You can discover your first ever tweet or those of your favourite celebrities, brands or social media agencies, even.
In case you’re wondering, Our Social Times’ first tweet was a pretty safe bet.
Launching Our Social Times on Twitter!
— Our Social Times (@oursocialtimes) August 18, 2009
Far more interesting were those of our CEO and staff…
Luke: “My first tweet was done on my way to meet with Twitter in San Francisco. I was working for a start-up called trutap, hence the hangover.” Nice one, Luke.
staring at a screen with a hangover lurking somewhere behind me. — Luke Brynley-Jones (@lbrynleyjones) November 23, 2007
Jeremy: “It was a frustrating time to be an Arsenal fan (even more frustrating than normal). Our closest rivals were snapping up our best players, so I guess the reason I joined Twitter was so I’d have somewhere to vent my frustrations, complain and moan about stuff. Come to think of it, that’s more or less all I do on Twitter these days.” And in the office. Joking.
Some other notable baby tweets include:
The first tweet ever, unsurprisingly by Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter.
just setting up my twttr — Jack Dorsey (@jack) March 21, 2006
Mashable CEO and founder Pete Cashmore points out the obvious. We still love him, though.
Hootsuite provides us with our own pleasant trip down memory lane.
After several weeks of negotiation, Facebook will not buy Twitter–but it tried. -GC – http://bit.ly/aWZR — HootSuite (@hootsuite) November 25, 2008
A+ for effort, Facebook.
And lastly, Katy Perry, currently the most followed person on Twitter, lets us know she is feeling better. In the same week, Vicks sees an unprecedented rise in sales.
These were the days before social media monitoring, of course.
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
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