It’s been eight years since Twitter’s blue birdy first entered our lives. In honor of that fateful day, Twitter has unveiled the First Tweet search tool, which lets users take a trip down memory lane and relive the awkwardness of that first toe-dip into the 140-character pool.
Here's @HuffPostTech's first tweet:
Getting ready to launch the Huffington Post's new Technology page: Coming to HuffPost September 21!
— HuffPost Tech (@HuffPostTech) September 10, 2009
We’ve also combed through some of our favorite Twitter personalities to find the best #FirstTweets. Some may shock and awe you, while others may inspire. And some are straight-up boring. (That's right, Bill Nye, we're looking at you.)
Here’s a look at some of our favorite first tweets:
God’s first was a dig at none other than Satan:
@satan, bite me!
— God (@god) August 13, 2008
Activist and actress Mia Farrow announced she would be joining a hunger strike:
this is my first tweet. I'm starting a hunger strike on the 27th. Im gonna try to do it for 3 weeks but dont know if I can last that long.
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) April 19, 2009
Barack Obama gave us a reminder about the Iraq War in 2007:
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
Louis was just being Louis:
what if i started shit on this plane and you saw the news that a plane is being escorted by f17s. Just kidding. seriously. just kidding.
— Louis C.K. (@louisck) August 6, 2009
Ellen was confused:
Tis my first twitt-er. Or tweet? Twit? Or tweet?
"Twit or tweet everybody." Is this anything?
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 10, 2009
The Bravo king was unsure about the whole thing:
This is my first tweet! Oh lord what have I done?
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 18, 2009
Conan was still reeling from losing "The Tonight Show":
Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) February 24, 2010
Writer Kelly Oxford found the perfect outlet for her weird wit:
is scared of p diddy.
— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) March 5, 2009
Julia Louis-Dreyfus proved she is the queen of multitasking:
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) March 15, 2012
Stephen Colbert shared an impeccable men’s fashion tip:
A well-made suit gives you the illusion of a physique.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 17, 2008
Bill Nye pretty much just phoned it in:
— Bill Nye (@TheScienceGuy) May 6, 2009
Pope Francis asked people around the world to pray for him:
Dear friends, I thank you from my heart and I ask you to continue to pray for me.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 17, 2013