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Happy Birthday Twitter: #FirstTweets from 16 Angelenos


In light of Twitter's 8th birthday, it's created a "tweet tool" so we can reminisce about our baby tweets. It finds your very first tweet and lets you share it once again.

Twitter officially launched on March 19, 2006, but lots of folks didn't take to the microblogging site until years later. KPCC joined in January 2008 — and we were pretty open about the novelty of it all. Fast forward six years, and we're Twitter pros

KPCC's #FirstTweet:

Here's a look at what other Angelenos had to say with their first 140 characters. Twitter has collected some on its blog here, too. Share your #FirstTweets in the comments. 

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

KPCC's AirTalk

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian

LA food writer Pat Saperstein

Local food and drink blogger

LA Times restaurant critic

LA Times City Beat

Lakers player Kobe Bryant

Magic Johnson

City Councilman Jose Huizar

LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck

Comedian Patton Oswalt

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton

California Governor Jerry Brown

KPCC host John Rabe

Do you remember your first 140 characters? Find out here — and share with us on Twitter or in the comments.