New Twitter search unveils moments in Internet history

Turns out tweetstorms are not a new thing, guys. Sorry.

 

Taylor Hatmaker

Tech

Published Nov 21, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 4:03 am CDT

Searching Twitter has never been easy, but now you can peer all the way back into the #darkages of Twitter circa 2006

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In the past day, Twitter users have shared the tweets under the hashtag #twitterfirsts, so we thought we’d dredge up old, weird moments in tech and see what happened way back when. 

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The guy who coined the hashtag was also two years early to naming the iPad. Conspiracy? Definitely.  

https://twitter.com/Jon_Eiseman/status/414136765037805568

Wearables haven’t actually come very far, all told. 

Facebook alternatives weren’t called Ello back then… and options were even more grim. 

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Snapchats were some kind of godforsaken sounding tech event instead of the self-destructing messages we know today. 

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Facebook sounds about the same. 

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The first mention of Mark Zuckerberg’s nickname is a joke that withstands the test of time. 

On Twittering: 

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In 2006, the startup bro look was already growing into the iconic style we know and loathe today in this early mention of one of tech’s most loathsome beyond overused buzzwords. 

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The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Illustration by Max Fleishman 

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*First Published: Nov 21, 2014, 7:00 am CST