The Tweeter recently turned 8 years old and Twitter has concocted a website to take a look at various users' First Tweets. (h/t @TrendingBuffalo) Of course, this opens the door to have some fun and we're all about having fun in the Space Station (see "Twitter Accounts Back in Time").
So I decided to check out some of my racing Twitter pals and some folks I like to follow on the Tweeter from an informational and entertainment (mostly entertainment) perspective...starting with none other than yours truly before we take a little ride through the archives.
Watchin' UB hang tough....I'm twittering!12/06/2008: Early adopter...but what a dork...twittering...really?
— Gene Kershner (@EquiSpace) December 6, 2008
@Hamilton_WOMoh is this post draw on HPI TV Mike?6/22/2010: The Pocket is one of the best follows in racing...no surprise he's looking for a harness draw.
— Pullthepocket (@Pullthepocket) June 22, 2010
@BklynBckstretch I haven't arrived with such fanfare since greeting the business end of the doctor's palm.5/4/2011: In time for Derby 137, my pal Mac joined with great fanfare.
— Mike MacAdam (@Mike_MacAdam) May 4, 2011
digesting pizza & cookie4/10/2007: One of the racing pioneers on twitter provided some cool racing insights. (PS dana is a super terrific follow!)
— dana byerly (@superterrific) April 10, 2007
Reading the New Yorker...cartoons too confusing.12/22/2008: My man Derek is as witty as they come.
— Derek Brown (@NJDerek) December 22, 2008
Check out BC picks at the Thoroughbred Bloggers Alliance homepage: http://is.gd/4ADf // GOOD LUCK!10/23/2008: How about K-Mart promoting the now defunct TBA page and one of our blogger contests. Wonder what his pal Chad's firster was?
— Kevin Martin (@ColinsGhost) October 23, 2008
rothie on board9/9/2011: Welcome to the Club.
— Chad Roth (@chad_roth) September 9, 2011
@superterrific you do???5/16/2009: Couldn't find dana's response...guessing she does.
— Teresa Genaro (@BklynBckstretch) May 16, 2009
Winning Kentucky Derbys since 2010 #justgettingstartedyall10/6/2010: One of the few racing parody accounts entered the scene in 2010.
— T.A. Pletcher (@NotTheToddster) October 6, 2010
talking with my financial analyst5/11/2009: Translation - talking with my bookie.
— Steve (@stmunday) May 11, 2009
god, i still am unsure about this whole twitter thing. maybe so, maybe not.7/25/2008: This is awesome on so many levels.
— o_crunk (@o_crunk) July 25, 2008
The Burden of Proof filly Abs Fabs won the Indian Group 1 Eveready Calcutta Derby Saturday over 2400 meters.3/1/2009: No shocker here, Sid is an authority on pedigree and international racing.
— Sid Fernando + Obser (@sidfernando) March 1, 2009
anyone watching the snowfest at aqueduct? time to strap skis on the horses...12/31/2008: Happy New Year! Our guide to Woodbine snarks on Aqueduct.
— Keith-TripleDeadHeat (@TripleDeadHeat) December 31, 2008
@BklynBckstretch Thanks. If I get addicted, it's your fault.4/14/2011: Late to the party and likely addicted.
— Alan Mann (@alanLATG) August 14, 2011
@marksingelais Why do they call it tweet?10/12/2010: Classic.
— Tim Wilkin (@tjwilkin) October 12, 2010
@dgrening maybe1/6/2012: Maybe my favorite.
— Jerry Bossert (@JBossertNYDN) January 6, 2012
First tweet!6/25/2009: You don't say.
— Chris Hernandez (@tencentcielo) June 25, 2009
What I've learned today: taking 3 kids into a fast food restaurant bathroom really sucks.4/21/2009: The Tweeter is a wealth of information.
— Ian Lozada (@ianlozada) April 21, 2009
Hangin out in the pond at the #Saratoga race track. I'd bet but I think NYRA doesn't let geese gamble.7/21/2012: The Goose is loose!
— Spa Infield Goose (@SaratogaGoose) July 21, 2012
Pretty good race day7/7/2009: The eternal optimist.
— Joe Drape (@joedrape) March 7, 2009
I think I'll quit on that note. Enjoy the weekend.