You only get one shot to make a first impression. And Twitter's introduction to the world wasn't good.
On March 21, 2006, at 12:50 pm, Jack Dorsey, the creator of Twitter, sent out the world’s very first Tweet:
Uhh, yeah, again, not the greatest intro in the world. However, the bumpy start would soon be forgotten, as Twitter grew into the social media beast that it is now: in just a span of seven years, there are over 200 million Twitter users.
Twitter wouldn't be the giant that it is today without the innovative add-ons over the years. One of them was the trending topic.
You should be well versed in Twitter by now, but in case you're not: a trending topic is a phrase or word that's constantly being mentioned on Twitter.
It's basically what people are discussing online that day.
Since there was no trending topic back then, we decided to look up the stories of that day to find out what would be trending on Twitter on March 21, 2006.
It's interesting to say the least!
On that day, pictures of The Game popped up on the net, and the butterfly tattoo, which appeared under his right eye, is covered by an LA sign. It was, by far, one of the worst tattoo fails in recent memory.
TrendingTopics: #ButterflySMH #TheGameStupid
Even from the start, Black Twitter was king, so after Cassidy, who just served eight months in federal prison for involuntary manslaughter, was released, this freestyle that he had just released would have been the biggest thing on the net.
The hottest movie out was the Natalie Portman-led V For Vendetta, which was the number one movie of the week.
The second round of March Madness was complete and for the most part there were no huge bracket busters, yet. Two days after Twitter launched, however, there would be an upset when the number 4 seed, LSU, bumped the hated number one seeded Duke team.
After a two year sabbatical, Prince returned to the music scene with 3121, his 31st studio album. The project would become the first Prince album ever to debut at number one, with 183,436 sold in its first week.
In 2006, H5N1, also known as bird flu, was on everyone’s mind, with reports of people getting sick from the flu popping up daily.
Look how different 2006 was compared to now. We were two years into the second term of George Bush and the president was still saying things like "we will succeed in Iraq." At least that's what he said during a big speech that day.