What was your first tweet?
A selfie? An inspirational quote? Or maybe just a few words to let the rest of social media know you had arrived.
To celebrate Twitter’s eighth birthday the popular micro-blogging site is taking Twitterers on a trip down memory lane, allowing them to rediscover their first ever attempt at cramming something witty/thoughtful/provocative into 140 characters.
Cringe-worthy or just plain dull?
Let’s have a look at what some of our favourite Twitter personalities posted before they developed Twitter personalities. #FirstTweet
Before she became the queen of inflammatory tweets, Katie Hopkins was a little more subdued...
Watching Qi and breast feeding mini-mart. About to do a spot for 5Live defending employersKatie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) February 20, 2009
Katie Hopkins' most offensive moments
Katie Hopkins' most offensive moments
1/16 Katie Hopkins on 'plus size'
'To call yourself 'plus-size' is just a euphemism for being fat. Life is much easier when you're thinner. Big is not beautiful, of course a job comes down to how you look.'
2/16 Katie Hopkins on naming children
‘I think you can tell a great deal from a name. For me, there are certain names that I hear and I think ‘Urgh’. For me, a name is a shortcut of finding out what class that child comes from and makes me ask, ‘Do I want my children to play with them?’ There’s a whole set of things that go with children like that and that’s why I don’t like those sorts of children. ‘Hi, this is my daughter Charmaine’. I hear: ‘Hi, I am thick and ignorant.’’
3/16 Katie Hopkins on gender equality
'Women don't want equal treatment, they couldn't handle it if they got it. It's a tough world out there. What a lot of women are actually looking for is special treatment. What women need to realise is that they have to toughen up.'
4/16 Katie Hopkins on immigration
'I've always said if you go into a school playground and shout Mohammad, you'll probably get 100 children running towards you!"
5/16 Katie Hopkins to Benefits Street's White Dee
'Do you not feel like the patron saint of druggies and dropouts?'
6/16 Katie Hopkins on tattoos
'Are tattoos just a badge for the stupid? For me, and for lots of people like me, when you see tatoos you think of someone who is just looking for attention, who hasn't managed to find a way in their life through conventional means and who is just shouting 'I want attention! I want to be looked at!'
7/16 Katie Hopkins on addiction
‘I don’t believe what Russell Brand says about addiction. I just don’t buy it. Gazza likes drinking, let him crack on. He is enjoying himself.’
8/16 Katie Hopkins on The X Factor
'The X Factor 2013 has ended in a painful showdown between a fat mum in a jumpsuit (Sam Bailey) and a small boy in whatever his mum laid out for him on his bed (Nicholas McDonald)'
9/16 Katie Hopkins on the Egyptian uprising
'The difference between most mothers and me is that I didn’t sit around drinking coffee at baby group for 12 months after the birth of my baby. No, in three weeks I was back in my suit, back at my desk earning profit for my business and I don’t see why other women shouldn’t do the same.'
10/16 Katie Hopkins on maternity leave
'Egyptian uprising continues to look like Bonfire Night. Protest fireworks. Right up there with angry cup cakes.'
11/16 Katie Hopkins on 'gingerism'
'Ginger babies. Like a baby. Just so much harder to love. A ginger person with tattoos called Jayden? The triumvirate of horror!'
12/16 Katie Hopkins on affairs
'I lied to get someone else's husband because I wanted him. I give myself 8 out of 10 for ruthlessness for that one.'
13/16 Katie Hopkins on the elderly
‘Personally I hate mobility scooters. I find their owners intolerable. Ran past a mobility scooter going up hill. Made me giggle. I need to grow up and stop being an arse.’
14/16 Katie Hopkins after the Glasgow helicopter crash
'Life expectancy in Scotland is 59.5. Goodness me. That lot will do anything to avoid working until retirement.'
15/16 Katie Hopkins on Ramadan
'Channel 4 broadcasts Islamic calls to prayer for Ramadan. A 30 day reminder that minority rules in the UK. Any more PC, it'd be a bloody laptop.'
16/16 Katie Hopkins on self-harming
'I am advised by the Twitterati to 'cut myself'. I grazed myself on my house gate yesterday. Will that suffice?'
Feminism what now? Lily Allen was "learning to be a lady" back in 2009...
is with justin and alan, learning to be a ladyLily Allen (@lilyallen) January 30, 2009
Exciting way to kick-start his Twitter career - Ed Miliband plumps for drainage thriller...
About to start meeting in constituency office with Dun Drainage and Environment Agency about waterways and drainageEd Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) July 31, 2009
Modest as always, Piers Morgan made an entrance by almost agreeing with us...
BREAKING NEWS: I'm now a Twit. Official.Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 30, 2010
Enthusiastic about life as always, here's how caustic Clarkson revved up his followers...
I am a bit tiredJeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) March 17, 2012
Why the speech marks, David Cameron? The PM falls at the first sarcastic hurdle with this debut...
I'm starting Conference with this new Twitter feed about my role as Conservative Leader. I promise there won't be "too many tweets..."— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) October 6, 2012
Deja vu for George Osborne...
Today I'll present a Budget that tackles the economy's problems head on helping those who want to work hard & get on pic.twitter.com/20nyTj0UCFGeorge Osborne (@George_Osborne) March 20, 2013
Ah. A classic. Not sure this happened, though, did it Caitlin Moran...
Considering running a marathon next year.Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) October 10, 2008
And on the seventh day, the internet was destroyed... By the premiere of Sir Patrick Stewart...
Hi World— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) June 8, 2012
Gandalf the Great joined Twitter, hated lengthy conversations with journalists...
After Godot rehearsals I did my Five Minutes interview with Matthew Stadlen for BBC News website. If only all interviews were as short.Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) January 14, 2010
Might have taken him a bit more time, actually. But the thought was there for Obama ...
Thinking we're only one signature away from ending the war in Iraq. Learn more at http://www.barackobama.comBarack Obama (@BarackObama) April 29, 2007
Practical as ever, everyone's favourite tweeter Stephen Fry...
Hello Twitterers. I'm About to fly to Africa for a new project and will be tweeting whilst I'm filming.Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) October 9, 2008
Controversial from the get go, was our Dara O'Briain...
Cheltenham Science Fest: intro'd @Bengoldacre to Vorderman. Later told, "the one person Carol doesn't want to meet today is Ben Goldacre".Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) June 7, 2009
And it didn't get much more interesting for Murray...
coming back from MiamiAndy Murray (@andy_murray) April 4, 2008
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