Social network Twitter is using its upcoming 8th birthday to help users discover their first tweets.
Twitter launched a website called first-tweets.com, allowing users to search their own account or other accounts to find their first tweet. Users are also encouraged to use the hashtag #FirstTweet.
"Millions of prolific tweeters have made Twitter an exciting, fun and powerful place to connect with others," says Gabriel Stricker, Twitter's vice president of marketing and communications. "But each of you had to start somewhere."
Of course, no first tweet was more notable than the one posted by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006, which happened to be the first tweet ever published. "Just setting up my twtr," Dorsey wrote eight years ago.
Here are some tweets from some of our favorite and more important local accounts.
GO GREEN: These aren't your mother's cloth diapers : Parents are finding out they can save money and the env.. http://tinyurl.com/4av9hh— WBIR Channel 10 (@wbir) May 22, 2008
Getting ready to give a forecast to E. TN! It's still hot... but loving the lower humidity! DP... 64— Mike Witcher (@WeatherWitcher) June 23, 2009
Who is this? Todd Isa. 41:10— Todd Howell (@10weather) June 8, 2009
I-40 eb at I-640 going more smoothly today.— Taz Painter (@10Taz) April 22, 2008
Going one on one with Tonight Show host Jay Leno Thursday on Live at Five at 4— Russell Biven (@WBIRrussell) May 5, 2009
Hey!!! This is my first Tweet!!! Check out "Live Green at Heart " coming up at 5pm. I'll take you on a tour of the new Earthfare store.— Robin Wilhoit (@robinwilhoit) May 5, 2009
Another fun week with our team at 10News and Mornings with Fox43!— Moira Kaye (@MoiraKaye) June 17, 2011
Adopt a golden Atlanta— jbeckerwbir (@jbeckerwbir) February 25, 2009
apparently we have to get involved in this whole social media thing, so i'm gonna need to set up a spacebook and myface account now— Mike Donila (@MikeDonila) June 25, 2010
i'm going through my hotmail account. so much junk— Christy Moreno (@christyWBIR) February 25, 2009
I am finally on Twitter!— Abby Ham (@WBIRAbby) April 20, 2010
Can't wait to see Country Star Phil Vasser on our show today. I'm a big a fan!— Beth Haynes (@wbirbeth) May 6, 2009
Today, I take the Oath of Office. Truly an honor, and I am grateful to each of you for entrusting me with this responsibility.— Mayor Rogero (@MayorRogero) December 17, 2011
Hello, Twitter! Looking forward to posting pictures and other information about Knox County and the Mayor's office.— Tim Burchett (@timburchett) August 12, 2011
My staff talked me into doing this...still can't believe I'm on twitter. Happy 19th Birthday to my son Tyler!— Pat Summitt (@patsummitt) September 21, 2009
Alexander will be on ABC's "This Week" this Sunday, 10 a.m. EST, to discuss Thursday's White House health-care summit.— Sen. Lamar Alexander (@SenAlexander) February 26, 2010
Today at 10:30 a.m. ET., Sen. Corker will discuss health care on Fox News Channel with hosts Bill Hemmer %26 Megyn Kelly.— Senator Bob Corker (@SenBobCorker) September 14, 2009
"Haslam Has $2 Million in the Bank," posted by Chattanooga.com: http://tinyurl.com/dy5ol6— Gov. Bill Haslam (@BillHaslam) March 23, 2009