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."
The first tweet ever was, not surprisingly, by Twitter's co-founder. Jack Dorsey, on March 21, 2006, tweeted: "Just setting up my twtr."
Find yours at www.first-tweets.com.
Here are some #FirstTweets from our KGW team and other notable local and national accounts.
heading up the 'twitter' learning curve :-)— Joe Donlon (@pdxpeacock) February 7, 2009
I tweet therefore I am :) The profile pic is at the White House with the first dog Bo.— Tracy Barry (@tracybarrynews) January 12, 2012
Signing Up For Twitter and heading out to grab a bite— Matt Zaffino (@Zaffino) February 12, 2009
I am getting ready to go on the air with Joe Donlon and Matt Zaffino to do the 11pm news on Newschannel 8 in Portland, Oregon.— Laural Porter (@LauralPorter) February 12, 2009
I am trying to get the hang of this! I feel like an old man that can't work a computer. Lol— Lamarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_12) February 7, 2011
Pink Martini returns! A triumphant 3-day run w the Oregon Symphony in our hometown, recorded for release in 2010! http://tinyurl.com/p5xxn7— Pink Martini (@PinkMartiniBand) June 7, 2009
is getting ready to twitter for my new 7pm newscast! My OWN SHOW! w00t!— Steph Stricklen (@StephStricklen) September 15, 2008
It's my first tweet. Let's play a fun game. What word do you most want to eliminate? Stephanie Elam and I say..."CYBER" needs to go!— Reggie Aqui (@reggieaqui) April 23, 2009
Looking for the Super-Moon in the eastern sky tonight. Hopefully we will see it pop in between the clouds. What makes it "Super" @ 11:00— Rod Hill (@KGWRodHill) May 6, 2012
Yesterday I announced my candidacy for Mayor of Portland. Join the Charlie Hales for Mayor team by signing up at www.charliehales.com!— Charlie Hales (@MayorPDX) May 24, 2011
Forecasting— Nick Allard (@KGWNickAllard) May 13, 2009
Barack Obama has the most followers of any political figure.
Thinking we're only one signature away from ending the war in Iraq. Learn more at http://www.barackobama.com— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 29, 2007
Ellen DeGeneres is the top media personality on Twitter in terms of followers. Here's her first tweet.
Tis my first twitt-er. Or tweet? Twit? Or tweet? "Twit or tweet everybody." Is this anything?— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 10, 2009
And how about the #FirstTweet by the three most-followed people on Twitter?
Check out my single "ONE TIME" on my myspace and spread the word for me. Thanks www.myspace.com/justinbieber— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 12, 2009
op rehearsing for my video just dance and am now at wmc to perform at the Armani and nervous records party. But I am no nervous record! ...— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 27, 2008
Just got into Berlin... feeling better thank you, have my vicks inhaler by my bedside... and P.S. I TWITTTTER! GAH. Such a follower!— Katy Perry (@katyperry) February 21, 2009