Topsy has always been great for helping brands, agencies, and consumers extract meaningful signals from the social media noise. And today, we’re making a good thing even better.
Topsy.com, Topsy Pro, and Topsy APIs now offer the entire history of public tweets on Twitter, dating back to the first-ever tweet by Jack Dorsey in March 2006. (Want to check it out for yourself? Visit Topsy.com to try it free, or set up a free 14-day trial of Topsy Pro to try out our most advanced tools for discovery, metrics, and insights.)
In honor of today’s milestone, we explored a few classic Twitter firsts. To pull up your own early tweets, search for “from:yourusername,” select “All Time” from the time range options on the left, then sort the results by oldest.
We found some classic first tweets from Justin Bieber, written in a bygone era (2009) when the term “Twitter phenomenon” wasn’t yet part of our lexicon:
We looked up the earliest tweet mentioning Barack Obama, from January 2007:
And we charted the impressive growth in tweet activity about the Super Bowl over the past seven years:
If you’re curious about your own first tweet—or any other piece of Twitter history—try us out for free at Topsy.com!