It's Twitter's 10th birthday today! Over the years the platform has grown into something far greater than even Twitter imagined. "From the rise of #auspol to catalogue the Australian political scene, to #illridewithyou, which saw Australians band together in the wake of the Sydney siege, Twitter has changed how the world communicates by giving everyone a voice," Twitter said in a statement today.
But do you remember your first tweet? In celebration of reaching a decade of micro-blogging, Twitter have released the first tweets of some prominent Aussies. And as it turns out, first tweets are kind of, well, boring. Even the first tweet ever is best described as "meh".
just setting up my twttr
— Jack (@jack) March 21, 2006
To be fair, mine was no better (and I was super late to the party). I used a new social media platform to brag about my baking skills. Nothing much has changed, really.
hmmm.homemade pecan pie. My shortcrust pastry is the BEST!
— Rae Johnston (@raejohnston) February 13, 2010
How does your first tweet compare to these well-known Australians? Is it just as mundane? You can see your first tweet by heading to Twitter discover.
Luckily we've all improved since then, even marginally. Right?
Twitter have also chosen today to announce a partnership with the National Museum of Australia to create what it describes as "a world-first mobile interactive 'booth' that will explore history through a Twitter lens and examine how social media is both recording and shaping our national story".