Twitter marks 8th birthday with tool that reveals first tweets

By Michelle Kapusta,

To mark its eighth anniversary on Friday, Twitter unveiled a tool that allows users to uncover their very first tweet.

CNN reported that to use the new tool, users type their Twitter handles into the search field and their first-ever tweet will appear. Amateur tweets of other users can be found with the tool as well.

"Millions of prolific tweeters have made Twitter an exciting, fun and powerful place to connect with others," Gabriel Stricker, the social networking site’s vice president of communications, wrote about the new feature in a blog post, notes Computer World. "But each of you had to start somewhere: Today we're taking a look at some choice first Tweets -- first Tweets that sparked a conversation, used imagery to tell a story, or revealed unfiltered self expression."

The micro-blogging site’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey’s first tweet on this day eight years ago read, "just setting up my twtttr [sic]."

Some celebrity first tweets include Victoria Beckham wishing her followers “love and light," notes Yahoo.

Model Cara Delevingne declared, “I have finally sold my soul and joined twitter! Haha.”

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld tweeted, “Greetings Tweetarians! I have just landed on your Planet. This could be my last Tweet.”

Kylie Jenner stated, “Hi Twitter!!! I finally Tweet!!”

Even Pope Francis got in on the Twitter action after becoming Pontiff with his first tweet that read, "Dear friends, I thank you from my heart and I ask you to continue to pray for me."

Happy Birthday Twitter and many more!

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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