Twitter is turning eight and as a thank you to its users, offering them a way to discover anyone's first tweet.
"In 2006, people began to say a little something on Twitter through 140-character bursts of plain text," Twitter said via a blog post. "Eight years later, our users have transformed Twitter into place where you can discover new ideas, make real human connections and express yourself freely. So as we mark our 8th birthday, we'd like to say thank you - to you."
Twitter's new first tweet tool lets you discover the first tweet of any Twitter user. If you are logged in to Twitter, you'll automatically be directed to the page with your first tweet. You can change the username to any valid Twitter to see their first tweet. "Just type in your @username, or that of anyone - your best pal, favourite comedian, a star or a president," Gabriel Stricker, Twitter Vice President for Marketing & Communications, said in the blog post.
For example, you can see the first tweet of your favourite technology news site here.
"Millions of prolific tweeters have made Twitter an exciting, fun and powerful place to connect with others," Stricker added. "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."
Here are the memorable first tweets that Twitter shared. Which one is your favourite? Let us know via the comments.