Celebrate Twitter's 8th birthday with tool to find your first tweet

Celebrate #ThrowbackThursday this week by looking up your first tweet, thanks to a new tool by Twitter.

The San Francisco microblogging social network this week turns 8 years old, and to celebrate, it launched first-tweets.com, a website that makes it easy for users to quickly find their very first tweet. 

"Using this Tweet tool, you can look back to find your very first Tweet -- or for that matter, anyone else’s," Twitter said in a blog post. "Just type in your @username, or that of anyone -- your best pal, favorite comedian, a star or a president."

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Twitter users send countless tweets every day, so finding older tweets can be a trying task. Users can look up their entire Twitter history by downloading their archive, but for those who are only curious about their first tweet, first-tweets.com is an easier way to dig up their past.

Besides creating first-tweets.com, Twitter also highlighted some of their favorite first tweets and included them in their blog post. Among the highlights are:

just setting up my twttr

— Jack Dorsey (@jack) March 21, 2006

I JUST got a super cool new app called Twitter. Twelloooo!!!

— Cameron (@CameronDiaz) November 8, 2013

My first tweet, peeps. I apologize in advance for my slow learning curve. Nice to (sort of) meet you. It's amazing how quickly 140 charac

— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) November 16, 2009

Tis my first twitt-er. Or tweet? Twit? Or tweet? "Twit or tweet everybody." Is this anything?

Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 10, 2009


Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) April 17, 2009


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