The Worst Tweets From the First Year of Twitter

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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

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People didn't understand Twitter yet

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Technology was awful

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People were still dumb

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We still overshared

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And we all thought this about Twitter when we first heard about Twitter

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Leslie Horn

When did everyone join Twitter? What made you sign up? I joined in early 2009 for a journalism class—the professor required it.