Mar 102009

It’s around that time again, when my twitter feed is flooded with conversations about sxsw. Many claim that Twitter was put on the map by SXSW 07, when throngs of geeks and bloggers used the service to praise and criticize panels and to find out where the partying was happening.

My first tweet!

Fortunately, Twitter has become much more stable since then, and is now a pretty reliable service. I got curious to see if I could find my first tweet. They still have the data! Check out the little video I made about my first tweet.

I want to know what was your first tweet? Tag your tweet #my1sttweet. It’ll make it much easier to search for your tweets. If you’re not on twitter, you should join!

If you’re not going to SXSW this year, and do not want the constant barrage of tweets from your friends, try Twitter Snooze to silence them for a few days.

EDIT: Looks like Twitter doesn’t keep the data for all users depending on how many tweets you have. Try finding your earliest tweet. :)

Feb 252008

Twatter still makes me smile. Don’t forget to note the beautifully drawn background graphic.

I’m not going and I will hate all your ‘tweets’ about what/who you are doing while you are there. Twitter, I’m still waiting for groups please. I didn’t plan on going early enough, and with the recent traveling and my sister’s wedding, I don’t have the resources to go. I’m not crying. After all, living in SF allows me plenty of opportunities for geek-a-thons (and I still spend most of my time napping).

I would be interested in going to sxsw next year for the music portion since I’ve never been to a large music festival (I hate feeling stuck so I avoid huge crowds). If I’m going to feel trapped in a crowd I might as well do it in an unfamiliar city.