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Uncovered: the first ever tweets, in order (warning: they’re dull)

April 19, 2011 5 Comments

The Indy bean URL fiasco led to the discovery that the only thing that matters in a tweet is the number - the sender's name is irrelevant. So https://twitter.com/#!/a/status/20 works the same as the real URL of the first tweet https://twitter.com/#!/jack/status/20.

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The first food tweet

Knowing that, we can find the first tweets sent just by changing the number at the end.

It appears tweets started at number 20 (numbers 1-19 don't work - maybe there were deleted or just never used).

And here are the first 81 ever sent (starting with the URL ending /20 up to the URL ending /100 ), over March 21 and 22 2006. They get a bit more interesting, honest  - including the first mention of food! ...

To see the real tweet, just go to https://twitter.com/#!/a/status/20 and change the number at the end to 19 + the number of the tweet you want (so if you want tweet 20, you change the number at the end to 19+20=39).

Tweet number 1: /20
@jack Jack Dorsey
just setting up my twttr

Tweet number 2: /21
@biz Biz Stone
just setting up my twttr

Tweet number 3: /22
@noah noah glass
just setting up my twttr

Tweet number 4: /23
@crystal crystal
just setting up my twttr

Tweet number 5: /24
@jeremy Jeremy
just setting up my twttr

Tweet number 6: /25
@tonystubblebine Tony Stubblebine
just setting up my twttr

Tweet number 7: /26
@Adam Adam Rugel
just setting up my twttr

Tweet number 8: /27
Deleted!

Tweet number 9: /28
@ev Evan Williams
just setting up my twttr

Tweet number 10: /29
@jack Jack Dorsey
inviting coworkers

Tweet number 11: /30
@biz Biz Stone
getting my odeo folks on this deal

Tweet number 12: /31
@dom Dom Sagolla
just setting up my twttr

Tweet number 13: /32
@rabble rabble
just setting up my twttr

Tweet number 14: /33
@dom Dom Sagolla
oooooooh

Tweet number 15: /34
The first tweeted swear word
@jeremy Jeremy
Oh shit, I just twittered a little.

Tweet number 16: /35
@jack Jack Dorsey
waiting for dom to update more

Tweet number 17: /36
@timroberts Tim Roberts
just setting up my twttr

Tweet number 18: /37
@dom Dom Sagolla
waiting for Jack to update more first

Tweet number 19: /38
@dom Dom Sagolla
oh this is going to be addictive

Tweet number 20: /39
@timroberts Tim Roberts
Planning for Sprint #4

Tweet number 21: /40
@biz Biz Stone
wishing I had another sammich

Tweet number 22: /41
@meredith meredith
just setting up my twttr

Tweet number 23: /42
@meredith meredith
typing my first message

Tweet number 24: /43
@dom Dom Sagolla
following Mer

Tweet number 25: /44
@meredith meredith
I'll check back in later

Tweet number 26: /45
Deleted!

Tweet number 27: /46
Deleted!

Tweet number 28: /47
The first ever tweet about what someone was drinking.
@biz Biz Stone
having some flowery orange pekoe tea

Tweet number 29: /48
@timroberts Tim Roberts
setting up my mac mini

Tweet number 30: /49
Deleted!

Tweet number 31: /50
Deleted!

Tweet number 32: /51
The first ever tweet about what someone was eating.
@jack Jack Dorsey
lunch

Tweet number 33: /52
Deleted!

Tweet number 34: /53
@dom
Dom Sagolla
free lunch

Tweet number 35: /54
@biz Biz Stone
feeling pains in my back

Tweet number 36: /55
@biz Biz Stone
using twttr.com

Tweet number 37: /56
@dom Dom Sagolla
twttr my nttr

Tweet number 38: /57
@biz Biz Stone
going out to do an errand

Tweet number 39: /58
@dom Dom Sagolla
already addicted to twttr.com

Tweet number 40: /59
@dom Dom Sagolla
high on sugar

Tweet number 41: /60
@biz Biz Stone
settling back in

Tweet number 42: /61
@tonystubblebine Tony Stubblebine
watching connections on FlashCom

Tweet number 43: /62
@jack Jack Dorsey
working on SMS in

Tweet number 44: /63
Tweet number 45: /64
Tweet number 46: /65
Tweet number 47: /66
Tweet number 48: /67
Tweet number 49: /68
Tweet number 50: /69
All deleted

Tweet number 51: /70
@rayreadyray rayreadyray
just setting up my twttr

Tweet number 52: /71
Tweet number 53: /72
All deleted

Tweet number 54: /73
@dom Dom Sagolla
sugar crash

Tweet number 55: /74
Deleted

Tweet number 56: /75
@ev Evan Williams
checking out twttr

Tweet number 57: /76
@biz Biz Stone
kinda twttring around and such

Tweet number 58: /77
@jeremy Jeremy
Having a twitter just now.

Tweet number 59: /78
@biz Biz Stone
walking the dog

Tweet number 60: /79
@ariel ariel
just setting up my twttr

Tweet number 61: /80
Deleted

Tweet number 62: /81
@jack Jack Dorsey
changing status through my blackberry browser

Tweet number 63: /82
@tonystubblebine Tony Stubblebine
is there a way to add friends without typing in phone numbers?

Tweet number 64: /83
First use of an @ but I'm not sure it was a message to someone ...
@dom Dom Sagolla
@Errand

Tweet number 65: /84
@jeremy Jeremy
Oh man, this twitter tickles my nose

Tweet number 66: /85
@jeremy Jeremy
hax0ring, using lynx to make this post from a machine 1 world away...

Tweet number 67: /86
@biz Biz Stone
eating little snacks that livy made

Tweet number 68: /87
@dom Dom Sagolla
Heading back (via nokia)

Tweet number 69: /88
@biz Biz Stone
wishing there were more little snacks

Tweet number 70: /89
@jack Jack Dorsey
on my way to drawing class

Tweet number 71: /90
The first attempt to tweet a URL

@biz Biz Stone
<a href="http://bizstone.com">announcing a blog update</a>

Tweet number 72: /91

@dom Dom Sagolla
waiting for Buzz ;)

Tweet number 73: /92
@jack Jack Dorsey
drawing naked people

Tweet number 74: /93
@biz Biz Stone
doin' some emailz

Tweet number 75: /94
@biz Biz Stone
waiting for livy to get back from wildcare

Tweet number 76: /95
@Adam Adam Rugel
pumping iron

Tweet number 77: /96
@Adam Adam Rugel
put some rss on my mp3

Tweet number 78: /97
@noah noah glass
Oh crap, I think I might be getting that f'in cold

Tweet number 79: /98
@jeremy Jeremy
fantasizing about jack drawing naked people mmmmmmmmmmmmm..... naked people.

Tweet number 80: /99
@biz Biz Stone
learning about the earthquake I felt earlier today

Tweet number 81: /100
@dom Dom Sagolla
Heading home

Well, you can certainly see why it took off ...

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