Today marks Twitter's birthday, the day the very first tweet ever was sent out by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. It wasn't particularly as ground breaking as Twitter would eventually become, it all started with
just setting up my twttr-- Jack Dorsey (@jack) March 21, 2006
How did I find that tweet from eight years ago you ask? Simple. To mark this momentous day in Twitter history, Twitter has created a Discover tool that allows you to find the first tweet of any account that you look up, reports Slate. So, in honor of Twitter's eighth birthday, we thought we would celebrate by taking a walk down memory lane, and reading the tweets of some notable legal tweeters. Here goes.
We'll start with @FindLawLP, well, because they pay the bills:
Hi everyone! Looking forward to tweeting legal news that is relevant to your practice of law and interacting with you on Twitter!-- FindLawLP (@FindLawLP) June 22, 2011
Lawyer Thoughts @LawyerThoughts didn't disappoint with a good preview of clever lawyerisms to come:
just impeached a witness using her Facebook page. Law school procrastination finally pays off!-- Lawyer Thoughts (@lawyerthoughts) August 17, 2011
LawSchoolHumor @LawSchoolHumor started out by defining law school nerds:
SCOTUSblog @SCOTUSblog let us know that there would be more to come -- and it hasn't stopped since:
First SCOTUS tweet! Setting up the account, will have more information soon. /max-- SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) September 10, 2008
And, Adam Liptak @adamliptak, the Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times looks like he was just testing the waters . . . with his name:
liptak-- Adam Liptak (@adamliptak) January 31, 2010
Did you think I would do all of this without a little shameless self promotion? My first "legal" tweet was just last year, and funnily enough, had to do with Twitter:
But, I've been tweeting since 2008...
tweet tweet! i'm on!-- Gabriella Khorasanee (@MissGDK) August 1, 2008
Happy Birthday Twitter! Here's to summarizing life in 140 characters or less.
Want to read more than just FindLaw's first tweets? Follow us @FindLawLP.
- FindLaw's #FirstTweet: Social Media Then and Now (FindLaw's Insider)
- 50 Twitter Accounts Lawyers Should Follow Religiously (Part I) (FindLaw's Technologist Blog)
- 50 Twitter Accounts Lawyers Should Follow Religiously (Part II) (FindLaw's Technologist Blog)