Today is Twitter’s 8th Birthday. Happy Birthday, Twitter!
To celebrate, they launched #FirstTweet – a tool that lets you see your first Tweet ever. How awesome is that?!
In case you didn’t know, here’s the very first Tweet ever:
just setting up my twttr
— Jack Dorsey (@jack) March 21, 2006
I don’t know if there is any way to prove this, but I bet SEO’s were one of the first groups to adopt Twitter, embrace it, and start pushing it to the masses (via introducing it to their clients, friends, family, etc…). Several well-known SEO’s jumped on board during SXSW 2007. I remember how Twitter really stole the show that year. By the time SES San Jose 2007 rolled around, Twitter was *THE* thing in the SEO community. Everyone was on it!
I thought it would be fun to look up the first Tweets of some of my favorite SEOs. I’m going to sort the Tweets chronologically (oldest to newest). It’s kinda like a time machine. I like time machines. Here we go!
Jangro has totally interrupted my work pattern with the new Bumpzee features
— Andy Beard (@AndyBeard) March 8, 2007
figuring out twitter
— Michael Gray (@graywolf) March 9, 2007
working too late
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) March 10, 2007
figuring out twitter
— Lee Odden (@leeodden) March 10, 2007
signing up with twitter
— Barry Schwartz (@rustybrick) March 11, 2007
Just about to get ready to go to a friends birthday party… PARTYYY 🙂
— Marcus Tandler (@mediadonis) March 16, 2007
Checking out Yahoo’s Digg clone. http://tinyurl.com/yrokxg
— Neil Patel (@neilpatel) March 17, 2007
Just what we need – something to waste MORE time online. Yippee.
— Todd Malicoat (@stuntdubl) March 17, 2007
Wondering how long I’ll give Twitter before I delete it. 🙂
— Andy Beal (@AndyBeal) March 22, 2007
fed the cats. they were hungry!
— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) April 1, 2007
laundry. and the dryer keeps beeping at me.
— Vanessa Fox (@vanessafox) April 1, 2007
Signing up for Twitter 😛
— Jennifer Slegg (@jenstar) April 1, 2007
wondering wtf I let graywolf and marc talk me into this time wasting shit.
— Rae Hoffman (@sugarrae) April 24, 2007
getting pissed off already
— Dave Naylor (@DaveNaylor) April 30, 2007
Zow, Roy heeft me overtuigd 😛
— Joost de Valk (@yoast) May 30, 2007
— Jeremy Schoemaker (@shoemoney) June 1, 2007
Crafting my presentation for SMX Seattle on Monday
— Rand Fishkin (@randfish) June 2, 2007
I am typing stuff into a box that adds little value to the world. But I keep typing. Oh crap only 38 characters left to change the world
— aaron wall (@aaronwall) July 10, 2007
Trying out twitter
— Eric Ward (@ericward) July 11, 2007
Going to bed, so I can be awake for SES!
— Rhea Drysdale (@Rhea) August 20, 2007
Killing time before the Sox game
— Jill Whalen (@jillwhalen) October 18, 2007
working in a coffee shop in Ft Worth.
— Todd Friesen (@oilman) October 22, 2007
checked out foamee, very cool barnacle app for twitter
— Adam Audette (@audette) November 9, 2007
Feeling queezy after a super fast spin in Grace’s new car…
— Mike Grehan (@mikegrehan) November 13, 2007
Having a martini celebrating the fact that Matt Cutts wants to me.
— GregBoser (@GregBoser) December 5, 2007
Thinking on a new article on internal link structure.
— Ann Smarty (@seosmarty) December 9, 2007
— Alex Bennert (@alexbennert) December 28, 2007
Trying not to watch Dragonslayer
— JulieJoyce (@JulieJoyce) January 9, 2008
Voted Obama, turnout here seems low so far.
— AJ Kohn (@ajkohn) February 5, 2008
finding better ways to create linking relationships on the web
— Dave Snyder (@davesnyder) February 7, 2008
investing OmniFocus as a potential replacement for iGTD
— Stephan Spencer (@sspencer) February 25, 2008
Talking with Stephan Spencer
— Seth Besmertnik (@Besmertnik) February 27, 2008
In spite of my doubts about Twitter’s utility, I am setting up a Twitter account.
— Dan Thies (@danthies) March 13, 2008
At SES, waiting for Jason’s Keynote
— Wil Reynolds (@wilreynolds) March 19, 2008
Figuring out what twitter does and preparing to go offline for 4 days.
— Patrick Altoft (@patrickaltoft) March 20, 2008
here I am
— Branko Rihtman (@neyne) March 25, 2008
Dealing with the 1500 emails telling me I’m being followed.
— Marshall Simmonds (@mdsimmonds) March 28, 2008
I can’t believe I finally gave in to peer pressure & signed up for this damn thing.
— David Mihm (@davidmihm) April 17, 2008
TheLisa says: Friday Recap
— Bruce Clay, Inc. (@BruceClayInc) April 20, 2008
— Brett Tabke (@btabke) April 23, 2008
Where do I insert the quarter to start this thing?
— Matt McGee (@mattmcgee) April 30, 2008
— Ralph Tegtmeier (@fantomaster) May 28, 2008
I am stumbling upon great websites!
— Gerald Weber (@the_gman) June 14, 2008
First day on Twitter .. hmmm interesting 🙂
— Mikkel deMib (@demib) August 19, 2008
I’m at the Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose. Wahoo!
— Annie Cushing (@AnnieCushing) August 19, 2008
Turning the webuildpages twitter account over to select ninjas… getting my own account now.
— Jim Boykin (@jimboykin) October 21, 2008
Hello out there in Twitter land!
— AJ Ghergich (@SEO) November 19, 2008
@skinner Hi Patricia 🙂 Try this page to get your SU password back: http://tinyurl.com/6jntv
— Bill Slawski (@bill_slawski) December 2, 2008
Ok, so welcome to the @SEORockstars TwitterFeed! Folks tend to like twitter these days over the old IRC…so glad to have you in my stream
— Daron Babin (@SEORockstars) April 16, 2009
@localoptimizer Up to this point I have tweeted in much less space than that
— Mike Blumenthal (@mblumenthal) June 9, 2009
Good blog post on the impact of Google Instant – http://bit.ly/bnSITg
— MyCool King (@iPullRank) September 21, 2010