Twittering Away

On its 8th birthday, Twitter has announced a tool to see first tweet from their account. I was wondering why people were retweeting a 2097 day old post with a link that didn’t even exist anymore.

This is not the historic old post immortalized in my first Tweet on Twitter, but it sure beats curious people clicking to read it and finding a 404 page.

I don’t recall what I had written in the original post. Probably a mix of curiosity and a token announcement of trying out a new social networking platform, but I had joined Twitter with some curiosity and expectation of getting a small audience of a hundred or so people for this blog. Twitter has greeted me with open arms and 14k followers and growing.

Whatever I wrote at that time, Twitter has since given me an audience and companionship that has endured the years! I have found an interested, engaged audience, support in dark times, cheers for my joys, affection, information, learning and met so many people, I can’t even imagine the person I’d be without their influence on my thoughts. Not just a social media site, but a constant stream of ideas that enriches my life daily. Twitter.

Happy 8th Birthday Twitter!!! Love you.

  • Vidyut
  • Vidyut has a keen interest in mass psychology and using it as a lens to understand contemporary politics, social inequality and other dynamics of power within the country. She is also into Linux and internet applications and servers and has sees technology as an important area India lacks security in.

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