Newborn Tweets utilized the Twitter API to allow public Twitter users to find their first tweet and compare it with other users' first tweets by date, size, and other measures. In collecting this stream of information, Newborn Tweets developed a rich dataset that revealed trends in reasons why users adopted and posted public messages on social networks like Twitter. It was created as part of a master's thesis project in the Media Arts graduate program at Emerson College in Boston, MA in 2009. Creation and design by @mikepetroff. Development by @sjcallan.
Newborn Tweets is no longer supported. Thank you to everyone that found their first tweet using this service!