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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.

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Twitter, July 2007:

flitting around new york city and having lots of meetings

flitting around new york city and having lots of meetings-- Twitter

fixing to send out an email with news about twitter to a bunch of nice folks

fixing to send out an email with news about twitter to a bunch of nice folks-- Twitter

working on iphones via 'hahlo' and 'pocket tweets' - fun!

working on iphones via 'hahlo' and 'pocket tweets' - fun!-- Twitter

Taking twitter down for a little nap - the site and message delivery will be back within 4 hours

Taking twitter down for a little nap - the site and message delivery will be back within 4 hours-- Twitter

YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley, April 2009:

Fun Fact: It's YouTube, not You Tube. One word!

Fun Fact: It's YouTube, not You Tube. One word!-- Chad Hurley

Google, February 2009:

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

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

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

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

@yahoo @live_search thanks for the warm welcome!

@yahoo @live_search thanks for the warm welcome!-- A Googler

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.

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

Hanging with ijustine, ashot, and crew

Hanging with ijustine, ashot, and crew-- Dave Morin

Entrepreneur Anil Dash, 2007:

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

everyone is going to TED, but i am going to BED-- Anil Dash

enjoying ev's blog post, looking in piggy bank

enjoying ev's blog post, looking in piggy bank-- Anil Dash

TWITTERING MY ASS OFF-- Anil Dash

thinking about sleeping-- Anil Dash

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....

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

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

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

Current Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, 2007:

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

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

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

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

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.-- dick costolo

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

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

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....

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

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

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

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?-- David Pogue

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.

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

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.-- 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!

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

VC and GigaOm founder Om Malik, in 2006:

That indeed is a good idea.-- Om Malik

just finished writing about twttr

just finished writing about twttr-- Om Malik

What a waste of time. :-)-- Om Malik

Yes.-- Om Malik

Apple Pundit John Gruber, 2007:

iPhone phever-- John Gruber

Late start to the day. Having coffee.

Late start to the day. Having coffee.-- John Gruber

thinking about Mac rumor jackasses.

thinking about Mac rumor jackasses.-- John Gruber

Wishing they'd let me touch the iPhone.

Wishing they'd let me touch the iPhone.-- John Gruber

Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, 2006:

just setting up my twttr-- Biz Stone

using twttr.com-- Biz Stone

doin' some emailz-- Biz Stone

Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, 2006:

inviting coworkers-- Jack Dorsey

lunch-- Jack Dorsey

drawing naked people-- Jack Dorsey

reading biz's statuses from sms

reading biz's statuses from sms-- Jack Dorsey

Twitter cofounder Ev Williams, 2006:

wondering if updates are working

wondering if updates are working-- Evan Williams

happy that they are-- Evan Williams

assuming jack's thought of that

assuming jack's thought of that-- Evan Williams

Podcaster Leo Laporte, 2007:

I surrender Twitter. You win.-- Leo Laporte

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

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

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

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

Journalist Sarah Lacy, 2007:

mc hammer is even cooler than you would expect

mc hammer is even cooler than you would expect-- Sarah Lacy

VC and blogger Michael Arrington, 2009:

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

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

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

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

VC and blogger MG Siegler, 2007:

Digg Images going live tonight.-- MG Siegler

playing some Twilight Princess-- MG Siegler

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

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

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

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

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.

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.-- Robert Scoble

I'm the devil. I have 666 followers.

I'm the devil. I have 666 followers.-- Robert Scoble

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

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

Lifehacker founder and entrepreneur Gina Trapani, 2007:

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

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

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.

Goodbye Galactica.

You gave us 4 years of great SciFi/Drama.

And went out as grandly as you came in.

I shall miss you.-- Philip Schiller

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

"Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness"

July 4, 1776-- Philip Schiller

Techcrunch, 2007:

Blogging!-- TechCrunch

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

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

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

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

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