Just like your first step and first word, chances are you can't remember your very first tweet. But Twitter would like to refresh your memory.
In honor of Twitter's eight-year anniversary, they've launched a tool to let you see your debut tweet. Click here to see your first tweet. If you're not already logged into Twitter, enter your Twitter handle. You can also look up all your friends/parents/coworkers' first tweets -- it's all public.
When I read my first tweet, I laughed out loud. Here it is in all its (embarrassing) glory:
Thinks twitter is really pointless, and is waiting for someone to convince her otherwise.
Remember when Facebook used to have you write your statuses in the third person? Apparently I thought that applied to Twitter, too. And look how skeptical I was!
I've certainly been convinced otherwise. If it weren't for Twitter, I never would have been recruited for HubSpot, I wouldn't have found my literary agent, I wouldn't have bonded with fellow marketers or authors, and on and on.
And that made me wonder ... were major influencers just as skeptical as me? Even the ones who amassed thousands or millions of followers over the years?
Turns out, many of them were. And I think this proves that we should keep an open mind when it comes to new and emerging social networks. Here were some of my favorites:
Katy Perry - Musician - 51 Million Followers
Just got into Berlin... feeling better thank you, have my vicks inhaler by my bedside... and P.S. I TWITTTTER! GAH. Such a follower!