Twitter has been around for over seven years. On March 22nd, 2006, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first ever 140-character tweet. Fast forward to 2014 and the microblogging service has hundreds of millions of users and a market cap of roughly $29 billion. To say that it has blown up would be an understatement.
Twitter has become the go to source for real-time information and news, it played a major part in making hashtags an integral part of the internet. Obviously the user base has grown since 2006, and if you joined a few years ago and have tweeted several thousand times since then, it would be virtually impossible to see what your first tweet ever was. Twitter takes care of that today.
To commemorate its eighth birthday, Twitter has launched a new tool that lets you see what your first tweet was. The tool will actually let you see what anyone’s first tweet was, as long as their timeline isn’t protected. Simply enter the @ handle of any Twitter user with a public timelime and you can see what was the first 140 character tweet they sent out. Once it comes up, you can tweet it once again to let everyone know all about it.
As of today, more than 500 million tweets are being sent on a daily basis by more than 240 million users around the world. After Facebook, it is undoubtedly the second most popular social network in the world.