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What was the first ever tweet?

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Twitter (@twitter), the popular micro-blogging service, is celebrating its fifth birthday today. While much can be said about the platform’s phenomenal organic evolution since 2006, many question what was the first ever tweet tweeted on Twitter?

On March 21, 2006 Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey (@jack) published the following simple tweet:

In case you’re wondering, the second tweet published on Twitter was by co-founder Isaac Stone (@biz)

In fact, the first eight tweets ever were identical, with the eighth tweet coming from former Twitter CEO Evan Williams (@ev) iterating the same message.

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Darren McCarra
Darren McCarra is co-editor of The Sociable. He has a keen interest in photography, all things mobile, and writing about technology and social media. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.