San Francisco-based Twitter is celebrating its 8th birthday with a #flashbackfriday trick that lets tweeps see their first post on the microblogging site.
The move has users around the world reminiscing about their foray on Twitter. Since its start as a quirky messaging tool, the platform has taken off as a promotional outlet for news agencies, police, politicians and celebrities.
In a blog post, Twitter shared what former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Twitter founder founder Jack Dorsey tweeted as novice users. Dorsey wrote: "just setting up my twttr." One of the more popular first tweets comes from Russian President Vladmir Putin, who congratulated president-elect Barack Obama on Nov. 7, 2012.
Check out your first post and have a look a few notable #firsttweets:
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
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
Welcome to my new Twitter page at: www.twitter.com/TigerWoods
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) June 26, 2009
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
I am working in my office on Capitol Hill today.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) January 23, 2009
Michigan-thx 4 Going Rogue! Perfect tour kickoff w/Kid Rock tune praising Northern MI humming in backgrnd @ Barnes/Noble. Above expectations
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) November 19, 2009
Just seeing how this works. I'm hosting the Golden Globes on January 17th - they want me to do a running commentary on Twitter...
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) December 14, 2009
Hello Twitterers. I'm About to fly to Africa for a new project and will be tweeting whilst I'm filming.
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) October 9, 2008