I hardly remember 2006. You probably don't either. But that's when Twitter first started! And looking back how we tweeted that fateful first year, it's probably better that none of us remember it. Just check out how awful everyone was at it:
We used the search engine oldtweets, a service that cleverly only searches the first year of Twitter's logs, to cull this list of unfortunate early tweets together. It's pretty, um, relieving to see how far we've come from those dark early days.
MySpace was still a big deal
Just added Twitter to my myspace. HELLO FROM MY DANG PHONE
— DJ PROMOTE (@djpromote) October 6, 2006
Bored at work.Myspace keeps me from going crazy...it's sad really.
— Landon Dunning (@Dunningl) September 28, 2006
Trying to figure out what is better facebook or myspace?
— Karen Magno (@maushopgirl) March 10, 2007
seesm like the majority of people using computers @ apple store are looking @ myspace.
— Mai Le (@mai) October 30, 2006
People didn't understand Twitter yet
Oh man, this twitter tickles my nose
— Jeremy (@jeremy) March 22, 2006
is thinking Twitter is a bit like the Facebook status option but without any other features. Hmmm...
— Guy Rintoul (@grintoul) December 28, 2006
I can twitter from Google Talk now.
— Ramanan (@funkaoshi) October 27, 2006
Technology was awful
The Blackberry Pearl: My quintessential smart phone.
— Ray Garraud (@ray) November 19, 2006
is highly impressed with the battery life on her new shiny pink Razr phone
— Desi (@Fae_Fae) December 26, 2006
Is Texting from his new samsung sync. It rocks.
— Elliott Pesut (@elliottp) November 23, 2006
ordered a video iPod
— BK (@japhy) July 21, 2006
I'm thinking of ditching my Sony Ericsson K608i for a Nokia 6288.
— Heilemann (@Heilemann) November 10, 2006
Is something wrong with hotmail?
— Amy Firis (@Exilein) March 16, 2007
People were still dumb
iphone looks a tad ugly
— José Marques (@josemarques) January 9, 2007
Wondering how "Barack Hussein Obama" could ever hope to be president.
— Josh Berezin (@joshbzin) December 22, 2006
Browsing google video
— r3dw0rm (@r3dw0rm) September 11, 2006
— Christian Heilmann(@codepo8) November 23, 2006
We still overshared
— Jack Dorsey (@jack) April 1, 2006
I have to poop really bad.
— iJustine (@ijustine) October 25, 2006
And we all thought this about Twitter when we first heard about Twitter
this thing sucks
— Nic Werner (@Nic) May 9, 2006