By Segun Oniyide
Twitter is celebrating its 8th birthday by taking millions of its users back to their first tweets.
The microblogging service on Thursday launched a website, called first-tweets.com, that lets users search their own account or those of others 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.”
If anything, Twitter celebrated its birthday early in November when it went public in the most important technology offering since Facebook’s market debut in May 2012. Twitter has become an essential tool for celebrities, politicians and citizens to share information, opine and vent.
Still, questions remain over Twitter’s financial prospects and how the stock will perform once subject to quarterly earnings reports, Of course, no first tweet was more notable than the one posted by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey which first tweet ever was published .Ironically, Dorsey has been noticeably quiet on Twitter the past few months.
Dorsey, a computer programmer from St. Louis who is Twitter’s chairperson, considers Twitter a “status updater, a way to say where he was and what he was doing
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, a computer-obsessed Nebraska farm boy, has a different opinion. Twitter is a way to learn “where other people were and what other people were doing,” he says.