It was six years ago today that Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first missive on a social network that now boasts over one hundred twenty million users and three hundred forty million tweets a day worldwide. In case you're counting, that's an average of more than one a day for every human in America.
The tweet that launched billions more?
just setting up my twttr— Jack Dorsey (@jack) March 21, 2006
Yep. That is all.
Here are some first tweets from CNET notables. Some are inglorious. Some are witty. All are brief.
AT&T increases bounty on fiber vandals to $250K - http://bit.ly/17DUla— CNET (@CNET) April 10, 2009
Scratching my ears...— Josh Lowensohn (@Josh) January 11, 2007
Setting up personal twitter account— Rafe Needleman (@Rafe) March 6, 2007
Well, I joined Twitter to give it a shot. Too bad the IM link is gebust. Reports of twitter flakiness are validated.— Stephen Shankland (@stshank) June 5, 2007
Wondering how many morning twitters include "drinking coffee," and preparing to podcast with a baby strapped to my chest. (Drinking coffee.)— Molly Wood (@mollywood) May 31, 2007
Gettin' down n dirty with Playoff football!— Brian Tong (@brian_tong) January 21, 2008
Finishing up the car tech podcast, then headed out into rush hour traffic.I need a drink!— Brian Cooley (@briancooley) April 4, 2008
What was yours?