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September 4, 2013

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 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 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:


You can read more about today’s announcement at the New York Times, CNET, and Ad Week.

If you’re curious about your own first tweet—or any other piece of Twitter history—try us out for free at!

Posted by Jeanne