Now great news. Topsy, as of last week, has indexed the whole twittersphere. It claims that it can tell you the very first tweet back in 2006! And everything since. What a great research tool for journalists.
- Go to Topsy.com
- In the search box put from:yourusername. For example, I put from:bcfought
- When you get the next screen of tweets, select “All Time” from the time range options on the left
- Look at the top for a pull-down box and sort the results by oldest
Here’s what mine looked like, note the circled items:
Of course you can look for others’ first tweets as well. And Topsy has already pulled them for Justin Bieber and the first tweet to mention Barack Obama.
Post a comment below if you have other great search tips.