Throwback of the week: #WhenIJoinedTwitter

For us at The Daily Vox, it’s hard to imagine life without Twitter. So on Monday, when the hashtag #WhenIJoinedTwitter trended, we were joining in on the tweeps reminiscing about their first tweeting experiences and early naïveté on the platform. AAISHA DADI PATEL brings you the best tweets.

When Twitter first started out, people weren’t quite sure what was going on.

They spent a lot of time trying to figure it out. 

And the general consensus was – what IS this place?

Twitter brought with it a whole range of changes to vocab. 

Suddenly, the pound sign wasn’t just a button you pressed when you were checking your airtime balance.

And #nofilter was something that got a whole new meaning. 

The term “follower” had a whole new, non-creepy meaning, but not everyone was accustomed to it yet.

And when they figured out what followers were, anxiety struck.

Technology wasn’t as advanced as it currently is.

Some tweeps even remembered the time as being the heyday of the BlackBerry.

And pop culture as we know it was so different. In the wake of The Perry Book Saga

There were five members of One Direction…

And we never realised how much of a distraction it would be!

Oh Twitter, what would we do without you!

What did you think when you joined Twitter? Let us know in the comments or tweet @thedailyvox, of course.

– Featured image: by edar via Pixabay

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