Twitter is celebrating its 8th birthday by making it easy for people to look up their first tweet. The website first-tweets.com lets you type in any user name and see that account's first tweet.
On March 21, 2006, the company's co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet a social network codenamed Twttr. Dorsey says he was inspired by how emergency dispatchers communicated in short bursts.
"They're always talking about where they're going, what they're doing and where they currently are. And that's where the idea for Twitter came," Dorsey told "60 Minutes" in an interview.
Twitter has been a communications outlet for world leaders, politicians, celebrities and spiritual leaders. Since its launch, the microblogging service has been used to break news, propose marriage and even help enable a revolution.
The microblog recently made headlines when Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres announced that she wanted to break the record for most retweets -- previously held by President Barack Obama with 780,272. DeGeneres gathered celebrities like Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt. The photo broke the record and crashed Twitter and has now been retweeted 3,404,268 times.