Twitter has launched a microsite called “#FirstTweet” that helps you find your point of origin on the social network site, which, if you’re a regular user and have been a member for a while, might otherwise be hard to do. Using the website, you simply type in your Twitter handle (or any Twitter handle), hit enter and find out what you published the first time you used the microblogging service.
Mine, predictably, is neither profound nor interesting:
way too early—
Darrell Etherington (@drizzled) July 16, 2008
Chances are, yours is the same. In fact, Valleywag’s Sam Biddle likely has it right when it comes to most #FirstTweets:
you are the only person who finds your first tweet interesting—
Sam Faulkner Biddle (@samfbiddle) March 20, 2014
Even so, Twitter has built a sharing feature into its page, allowing you to not only tweet your fumbling first steps into real-time social confessional, but also to post it to Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+ and Facebook. And even if your own isn’t necessarily worth rebroadcasting, the first tweets of other, more notable figures sometimes are.
Consider Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, for instance:
dick costolo (@dickc) May 28, 2007
Or Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella:
Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) February 11, 2009
(@TechCrunch) March 07, 2007
Twitter’s new website hooks you with curiosity over how you thought you’d use the service when you first signed up, but the real lasting fun is in checking out what others thought it was for when they kicked off their journeys with the blue bird. Just remember before you go down the rabbit hole: It’s still a work day.