One of the most difficult things about starting with Twitter is gaining followers. Unless you start your Twitter account with your celebrity status fully in place first, finding followers is a gargantuan challenge. The more followers you have the more easily you can get additional followers but in the beginning you may feel as if you’re tweeting to an empty room.
That may be a good thing. A very good thing.
In celebration of its 8th anniversary, Twitter is granting access to a potentially embarrassing moment in your social media history:
Your First Tweet
That’s right, Twitter, the social network that may be the most difficult to master, has launched a website that will show you and the rest of the world your first tweet. Considering how very few people “get” Twitter when they post their first tweet, this access is a treasure trove of potential embarrassment.
How to Find Your First Tweet
To find your first tweet go to discover.twitter.com/first-tweet/, enter your user name, and click on the magnifying glass or hit Enter on your keyboard.
Voila! Your very first tweet appears!
Here is my first tweet from February 2009, launching my public reputation as a polygadgetist:
Sharing Is Caring
In the event that you’re actually proud of your first tweet (hey, it happens) and want to share it with the Twitterverse, you can retweet your first tweet with the hashtag #FirstTweet. You can find others’ first tweets by searching on Twitter using the #FirstTweet hashtag.
Also see, How To Change Your Twitter Name Successfully.
Sample First Tweets
The good news that may quell your feelings of humiliation is that Twitter’s new website also gives you the opportunity to see the first tweet of other Twitter accounts. After you’re finished feeling the shame of your first tweet, you can start having fun searching for first tweets of other Twitter users.
Find friends, celebrities, politicians, comedians, companies and other tweeps’ first tweets:
If you’re feeling especially diabolical, you can share the first tweets of other accounts on Twitter. Don’t forget to use the #FirstTweet hashtag!
What Was Your First Tweet?
Have you found your first tweet? Are you brave enough to share it with us in the Comments section below? Are you going to retweet your first tweet? Have you been whiling away the hours searching for #FirstTweets? Let us know in the Comments section below!
Hang w/Run Across America
Hang w/, the mobile app that lets you witness and share life events, is partnering with Anna Judd for her Run Across America. Judd has a goal of completing her transcontinental run in 100 days, leaving from Venice Beach, California tomorrow at 10 AM PDT and arriving at the Freedom Tower in New York, NY on June 28.
Judd will be sharing her journey live using the Hang w/ app at scheduled intervals: 6 am, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 1 pm each day. Her run is in support of US veterans and she will be joined by Navy Seals, local SWAT teams and 17 chapters of Team RWB (Red White & Blue) along the way.
“This run is about pushing beyond my personal limitations and taking a stand for what I believe is important,” said Judd. “The issues facing America’s veterans must be addressed and Hang w/ is a powerful social media tool that will help me shine a spotlight on these issues. I also have no doubt that my followers on Hang w/ will help me persevere and push through the pain when the run becomes most challenging.” Her Run across America website gives more information.
You can find out more about Run across American and how Judd will be using Hang w/ in this video:
You can find out more about Hang w/ in my review: Hang w/ – Who Knew the World Was This Much Fun?
Wonder of Tech Achievements
March has been an especially gratifying month at The Wonder of Tech! First, I was very honored to be named one of the 20 Inspiring Women Bloggers of Aha!NOW by fellow blogger Harleena Singh. This is truly an honor coming from a woman I deeply admire and respect. Be sure to check out her helpful blog to discover her useful advice on families, relationships, blogging and more.
I was also excited to be ranked #33 of the Top 100 Bloggers on Triberr. Triberr is a community, formed by Dino Dogan and Dan Cristo, designed to support bloggers by mutually sharing each other’s content using social media. If you’re a blogger, you need to be on Triberr, both to extend your social media reach and to connect with fellow bloggers.
Triberr has been directly responsible for much of the success of The Wonder of Tech. Traffic to this site increased exponentially when I joined Triberr and I’ve been able to meet many wonderful and supportive people through Triberr. My Twitter following of approximately 3480 expands to a potential reach of 60 million through Triberr.
Check out the Top 100 Bloggers on Triberr infographic from DashBurst: