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Gaslight: On Twitter’s 5th Birthday, Some Favorite First Tweets

By July 15, 2011 News No Comments

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Today Twitter turns 5. Hooray! Twitter, if you were a person, you would be going into first grade.

Twitter is a pretty amazing thing. It’s changed a lot about the way we get news, stay in touch with friends, obsess over celebrities, share opinions and a lot more. However, we’re sure that there are plenty of other people posting today about how great Twitter is and how we haven’t been the same since it was open to the commercial public in 2006. So today, to pay tribute to a true phenomenon of new media social networking, we’re taking a look back at where it all began with first tweets from just a few of our personal favorite and most (arguably) notable accounts. We weren’t able to find first tweets for everyone we wanted, but we dug up a decent sampling. Looks like our first missives to the Twitterverse can say a lot about us:

@mayoremanuel: fuck you right in your fucking face-hole. (September 27, 2010)

@aplusk: I really want to go to Iran. Every one that I meet that goes there says it’s amazing. (February 28, 2009)

@sarahpalinusa: Michigan-thx 4 Going Rogue! Perfect tour kickoff w/Kid Rock tune praising Northern MI humming in backgrnd @ Barnes/Noble. Above expectations (November 18, 2009)

@barackobama: Thinking we’re only one signature away from ending the war in Iraq. Learn more at (April 29, 2007)

@glennbeck: This is my first ‘tweet’. I’ll try to keep the lying about train travel to a minimum. (May 21, 2009)

@stephenathome: A well-made suit gives you the illusion of a physique. (September 17, 2008)

First tweets can actually be pretty tricky to find, so help us out by commenting with yours. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @thelampnyc.