Looking back into the archive of Twitter can be an embarrassing affair. That very first tweet may be glib, profound or simply express confusion about what this tweeting lark is all about.
Twitter has made it easy to unearth your first tweet with a new tool, First Tweet. It was launched to commemorate eights years of tweets, from the everyday to the earth-shattering.
It was with some trepidation that I looked up my first tweet. Fortunately, it was not about my cat, but about journalism:
Adding a BBC button at http://tinyurl.com/ypvvkw in support of reporter Alan Johnston.
— Alfred Hermida (@Hermida) April 18, 2007
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