Jack Dorsey may only be 34, but he’s the oldest Twitter user. His now-famous tweet was the first, ever, to be sent via SMS into the Twitterverse. Aside from Ev Williams and Biz Stone, the other two Twitter co-founders, who is part of that first batch of Twitter users?
Twitter was founded in March, 2006 and went public in July of that same year. Dorsey’s tweet below was the first ever on record to be sent via Twitter – and it was so far back that the service was called “twttr” at the time:
Dorsey has amassed over 1,600,000 followers since Twitter’s founding.
So who are the oldest Twitter users, after Dorsey? Twitter list website Listorious has a list of the users who have been on Twitter the longest. They include only users who are still active on Twitter and who have been added to at least one Twitter list.
Following Dorsey, Biz Stone and Ev Williams also signed up on the fateful day that Twitter was founded, March 21 2006. But so did at least 13 others, and an additional 55 before Twitter went public in July 2006.
Many of these first Twitter users were or are still team members working with Twitter, or at least San Francisco-based tech entrepreneurs. And a lot of them were lucky enough to snag just their first names as their username – like @Adam, @crystal and @noah.
Some of the oldest Twitter members are actually part of the founders’ family – You’ll notice Andrew and Tim Dorsey, Jack’s brother and father respectively, and Sarah Williams, Ev’s wife, as part of the lucky Twitter elite.
Other than that, it’s a mixed bag of techies, entrepreneurs, web geeks and creative types who fill out the ranks of Twitter’s oldest users.
You can see the full list of Twitter’s oldest users on Listorious.
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