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The Lost Tweets Of Tech Elite

How did tech’s most influential people tweet four, five, and six years ago? Let’s take a little trip into Twitter’s memory hole.

1. Twitter, July 2007:

5. YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley, April 2009:

6. Google, February 2009:

I'm 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010

— google (@A Googler)

Thanks to everyone for your warm Twitter welcome - we're excited to be here.

— google (@A Googler)

@yahoo @live_search thanks for the warm welcome!

— google (@A Googler)

9. Former Facebook employee and Path Founder Dave Morin, March 2008:

Did everyone have an AWESOME day? What an incredible time to be working and living the internet! We are all very lucky.

— davemorin (@Dave Morin)

Hanging with ijustine, ashot, and crew

— davemorin (@Dave Morin)

11. Entrepreneur Anil Dash, 2007:

everyone is going to TED, but i am going to BED

— anildash (@Anil Dash)

enjoying ev's blog post, looking in piggy bank

— anildash (@Anil Dash)

TWITTERING MY ASS OFF

— anildash (@Anil Dash)

thinking about sleeping

— anildash (@Anil Dash)

15. Weblogs, Inc. founder Jason Calacanis, March 2007:

This twitter thing is going to be huge.... I'm going to start a network of twitter blogs around topics like gadgets, cars, and gossip....

— Jason (@jason)

Who's building a twitter/google adsense widget? I need to monitize this medium before Denton.

— Jason (@jason)

17. Current Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, 2007:

my facebook news feed now 95% things of no interest or relation to me. I'm out.

— dickc (@dick costolo)

I am the number four search result for "dick measure" at infoseek.jp. Filed under: You gotta start somewhere

— dickc (@dick costolo)

Thinking that i don't like the term 'social graph'. Also don't like the word 'prosumer', which shouldn't be allowed to be a word.

— dickc (@dick costolo)

dreamed i started a business faxing pictures of fish to people. Think the antibiotics are having some unwelcome side effects.

— dickc (@dick costolo)

21. NYT Tech columnist David Pogue, 2009:

Just played with the Palm Pre. HOLY COW is that a spectacular phone! I'll be there's panic in Cupertino....

— Pogue (@David Pogue)

iPhone app store now up to 15,000. When am I going to have time to reivew them all?

— Pogue (@David Pogue)

Hey--I'm writing about the rise of gadgets that can recharge through a mini-USB jack (like BlackBerry, etc.). Can you think of any others?

— Pogue (@David Pogue)

24. And his counterpart at the WSJ, Walt Mossberg, in 2008:

Just saw a giant Hannukah Menorah made entirely of seashells on a street in South Beach. Weird.

— waltmossberg (@Walt Mossberg)

Am glad everyone now has a mobile app store . But they are hard to do right. Just announcing one doesn't mean it'll be any good.

— waltmossberg (@Walt Mossberg)

New experience: Tweeting on an iPhone from eye doctor's office while eyes are dilated from the drops they use. Focus, focus, focus!

— waltmossberg (@Walt Mossberg)

27. VC and GigaOm founder Om Malik, in 2006:

That indeed is a good idea.

— om (@Om Malik)

just finished writing about twttr

— om (@Om Malik)

What a waste of time. :-)

— om (@Om Malik)

Yes.

— om (@Om Malik)

31. Apple Pundit John Gruber, 2007:

iPhone phever

— gruber (@John Gruber)

Late start to the day. Having coffee.

— gruber (@John Gruber)

thinking about Mac rumor jackasses.

— gruber (@John Gruber)

Wishing they'd let me touch the iPhone.

— gruber (@John Gruber)

35. Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, 2006:

just setting up my twttr

— biz (@Biz Stone)

using twttr.com

— biz (@Biz Stone)

doin' some emailz

— biz (@Biz Stone)

38. Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, 2006:

inviting coworkers

— jack (@Jack Dorsey)

lunch

— jack (@Jack Dorsey)

drawing naked people

— jack (@Jack Dorsey)

reading biz's statuses from sms

— jack (@Jack Dorsey)

42. Twitter cofounder Ev Williams, 2006:

wondering if updates are working

— ev (@Evan Williams)

happy that they are

— ev (@Evan Williams)

assuming jack's thought of that

— ev (@Evan Williams)

45. Podcaster Leo Laporte, 2007:

I surrender Twitter. You win.

— leolaporte (@Leo Laporte)

Ok this sounds a little gay but the Virgin America pilots are cute. I mean really cute.

— leolaporte (@Leo Laporte)

Kindle is what happens when a company designs a product to fit its business model instead of its customers needs.

— leolaporte (@Leo Laporte)

48. Journalist Sarah Lacy, 2007:

mc hammer is even cooler than you would expect

— sarahcuda (@Sarah Lacy)

49. VC and blogger Michael Arrington, 2009:

woohoo. A Twitter account of my very own, unbound by the corporate policy chains of TechCrunch. Freedom!

— arrington (@Michael Arrington)

i mean, seriously. I can say whatever the fuck I want. And I will.

— arrington (@Michael Arrington)

51. VC and blogger MG Siegler, 2007:

Digg Images going live tonight.

— parislemon (@MG Siegler)

playing some Twilight Princess

— parislemon (@MG Siegler)

53. Former Googler, now Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, 2009:

Maybe our 6th sense will be "crowd sensing" - like crowd sourcing but done passively through sensors on phones and enabling trends 2b seen

— marissamayer (@marissamayer)

Google and Twitter!! Yay!! http://bit.ly/183svN

— marissamayer (@marissamayer)

55. Startup blogging human Robert Scoble, 2006:

I'm going to Twitter from three states today: Louisiana, Iowa, and New Hampshire. Right now I'm in New Orleans with a journalist from the WaPo.

— Scobleizer (@Robert Scoble)

I'm the devil. I have 666 followers.

— Scobleizer (@Robert Scoble)

Twitter is amazing. Got 12 emails already in the first three minutes. SXSW is going to be so fun!

— Scobleizer (@Robert Scoble)

58. Lifehacker founder and entrepreneur Gina Trapani, 2007:

Surprisingly, Twitter's a hard sell to the productivity crowd. :\

— ginatrapani (@Gina Trapani)

59. Apple VP Phil Schiller, 2009:

Goodbye Galactica. You gave us 4 years of great SciFi/Drama. And went out as grandly as you came in. I shall miss you.

— pschiller (@Philip Schiller)

"Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" July 4, 1776

— pschiller (@Philip Schiller)

61. Techcrunch, 2007:

Blogging!

— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch)

God All I do is blog. read blogs. write blogs. blog.

— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch)

1:17 am...staring at my screen in a stupor.

— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch)

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