Twitter Launches New Tool to Reveal Your #FirstTweet

I've spent too much time playing with this tool. It's just incredibly interesting to me; looking back through the past 8 years of Twitter and seeing how us newbs interacted with our audience for the first time. I noticed a fair share of users didn't have a welcoming tweet. I didn't. My first tweet acted more as an away message, apparently I was stuck in 2001 when I sent my first tweet in 2009.

Anyway, Happy 8th Birthday Twitter. As a gift to everyone, I've compiled a list of the Top 30 followed accounts on Twitter. Here is what they had to say:

1. Katy Perry: 51.6 Million Followers

2. Justin Bieber: 50.4 Million Followers

3. Barack Obama: 42.1 Million Followers

4. Lady Gaga: 41.1 Million Followers

5. YouTube: 40.5 Million Followers

6. Taylor Swift: 39.8 Million Followers

7. Britney Spears: 36.4 Million Followers

8. Rihanna: 34.6 Million Followers

9. Instagram: 31.4 Million Followers

10. Justin Timberlake: 31.4 Million Followers

11. Twitter: 29.5 Million Followers

12. Ellen DeGeneres: 28 Million Followers

13. Jennifer Lopez: Million Followers

14. Cristiano Ronaldo: 25 Million Followers

15. Shakira: 24.5 Million Followers

16.Oprah Winfrey: 23.6 Million Followers

17. P!nk: 22.8 Million Followers

18. Demetria Lovato : 21.4 Million Followers

19. Kim Kardashian: 20.2 Million Followers

20. Harry Styles : 19.8 Million Followers

21. Adele: 19.8 Million Followers

22. Selena Gomez: 18.8 Million Followers

23. Alicia Keys: 18.6 Million Followers

24. Kaka: 18.4 Million Followers

25. Bruno Mars: 18 Million Followers

26. One Direction: 18.2 Million Followers

27. Niall Horan: 17.7 Million Followers

...That's right. Niall Horan's first tweet was actually a RETWEET. Fantastic.

28. Miley Cyrus: 17.5 Million Followers

29. Nicki Minaj: 17.5 Million Followers

30. Eminem: 17.5 Million Followers

BONUS: I also compiled a list of the best #FirstTweet of any account, regardless of fame or following. Conan O'Brien: 10.3 Million Followers Patton Oswalt: 1.65 Million Followers Tom Hanks: 8.03 Million Followers I know I already did this one, but Oprah's was too funny. I can't even. Oprah Winfrey: 23.6 Million Followers