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Celebrate Twitter’s 8th anniversary with #FirstTweet

Celebrate Twitter’s 8th anniversary with #FirstTweet

TWEET TWEET: Can you believe it's been eight years since Twitter launched? Photo: Associated Press

To mark its 8th anniversary, Twitter allows you to discover your #FirstTweet, or that of anyone who has ever had an account on the microblogging site. Here’s a look back at some of our favorite celebrities’ first posts. It’s been a crazy eight years, Twitter.

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Featuring: Shaun Livingston
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