Saturday, January 31, 2015

Happy 8th birthday, Twitter! Read the very first tweet

Eight years ago today, Twitter brought us a whole new way of communicating on the Internet. When Twitter launched in 2006, the iPhone wasn’t on the market yet and tablets were still a few years away. Since then, the social media platform that limits our thoughts to 140 characters has changed the way news breaks and is a measure for the success of television shows. Some could argue that while we’re all tapping away on our mobile devices, tweeting at the world from our couches, cars, and cubicles, we’re also more connected as a result.

Just one day after the social media platform launched, Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and co-creator of Twitter was the first person to ever tweet.

After that, it didn’t take long for people to catch on the tool. Check out first tweets from your favorite celebrities and share your first tweet in the comments. Can’t remember yours? Twitter created a page where you can enter your handle and see your first 140-character message to the world.

Ellen DeGeneres

Oprah

And Shaquille O’Neal‘s funny response:

P!nk

Meredith Vieira

Tyra Banks

Adam Levine

Neil Patrick Harris

Cher

Tom Hanks

Diane Sawyer

Hillary Clinton

Warren Buffet

Cameron Diaz

Stephen King

Quantcast

Ashleigh Schmitz
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