Published: March 20, 2014
Tomorrow eight years will have passed since March 21 2006, the day in which Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet in history. The words chosen for that occasion, "just setting up my twttr."
As can be observed in that message, the original purpose of Twitter was to share with our acquaintances what we were doing. Lately users started publishing all kinds of texts, always inside the 140 characters restriction, and nowadays Twitter is Internet's standard for sending short messages and the favorite social network of celebrities all over the world.
To celebrate its eighth birthday, Twitter launched a site in which you can see anybody's first tweet as long as his or her account is not protected.
The site is first-tweets.com.