We, as a society, find ourselves preserving the greatest moments of our lives through various means. Some would like to take pictures of a child’s college graduation while others could be more inclined to record videos of little Billy scoring the winning goal during his soccer game. What about the first moments that we have spent in the world of social media?
Wouldn’t you like to look back on the first impression that you made?
As it stands, Twitter has made that a reality. In honor of Twitter’s eighth anniversary of its first message, the social media platform introduced its #FirstTweet tool that would allow users to see their debuts on the website. More specifically, a Twitter user would be able to look back at his or her first tweet. In addition, the tweet itself would be fully intact, bearing mentions, hashtags, and what have you. If nothing else, this is a neat tool for those who, more often than they might like to admit, long for that sense of nostalgia.
#FirstTweet is especially useful because, in the past, one couldn’t so easily pull up their first tweet if they wanted to look back on the moment in question. As any reputable online marketing firm would be able to support, all you would be left with is Google, your – or another individual’s – username and hopefully a certain degree of patience. When you spend so much time trying to find a single tweet, you may be left to wonder, “Is it worth it?” After all, the idea of looking back on an old tweet is akin to trying to seek out an old baby photo that everyone has seen practically a million times over.
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It’s endearing, of course, but not something that one would go to extreme lengths to find.
However, what I find to be the most interesting about #FirstTweet is how it can let a Twitter user see how much they have grown in terms of writing tweets. Twitter originally launched in 2006, which means that an early high school student might have set up an account with little idea of how to conduct him or herself on social media. That same person, who might be an English major in 2014, could look back on that first tweet with a sense of nostalgia. It doesn’t matter if that individual remembers that moment with a smile or a cringe. That’s the impact that nostalgia can have, which is what #FirstTweet seems to be hinging on the most.
Are you excited to go back in time and see the first tweet that you ever composed? Would you rather leave said tweet in the past where it probably belongs? Please leave your thoughts down below!
Note: This post is a guest post from a member of our DMR Insider Community.
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