For us at The Daily Vox, itâ€™s hard to imagine life without Twitter. So on Monday, when the hashtagÂ #WhenIJoinedTwitter trended, we were joining in on the tweeps reminiscing about their first tweeting experiences and early naÃ¯vetÃ© on the platform. AAISHA DADI PATEL brings you the best tweets.
When Twitter first started out, people werenâ€™t quite sure what was going on.
â€” Nana Kwame (@I_Am_Kaay) June 22, 2015
They spent a lot of time trying to figure it out.Â
â€” filo imagines (@Doncasteratible) June 22, 2015
And the general consensus was â€“ what IS this place?
â€” FAHD ABBOOD (@fahdabbood) June 22, 2015
Twitter brought with it a whole range of changes to vocab.Â
#WhenIJoinedTwitter Somebody called me a new tweep , I protested by telling him my name was Mongezi not a tweep…He unfollowed me
â€” MOOH LE DUST (@MOOH_LUTHULI) June 22, 2015
Suddenly, the pound sign wasnâ€™t just a button you pressed when you were checking your airtime balance.
â€” Michael Clarke (@Mr_Mike_Clarke) June 22, 2015
And #nofilter was something that got a whole new meaning.Â
â€” The Light âœŒ (@Mbali_Tiangzz) June 22, 2015
The term â€œfollowerâ€ had a whole new, non-creepy meaning, but not everyone was accustomed to it yet.
â€” The greatest (@Boblee_23) June 22, 2015
#WhenIJoinedTwitter Loosing followers broke my heart. It was not a nice thing sleeping with 30 followers then wake up with 29:-(
â€” IG:Siphi_kuz (@Siphi_Kuz) June 22, 2015
And when they figured out what followers were, anxiety struck.
â€” ujjwal (@heyitsujjwal) June 22, 2015
Technology wasnâ€™t as advanced as it currently is.
#WhenIJoinedTwitter there wasn’t even a twitter app and twitter looked weird
â€” #ãƒ‘ã‚¤ãƒ—ç”Ÿæ´» (@Torplox) June 22, 2015
Some tweepsÂ even remembered the time as being the heyday of the BlackBerry.
#WhenIjoinedTwitter BIS was so cool ??
â€” Nkanyezi Kubheka (@NkanyeziKubheka) June 22, 2015
And pop culture as we know it was so different. In the wake of The Perry Book Sagaâ€¦
#WhenIJoinedTwitter Cape Town had: 4 Bloggers 6 Photographers 18 DJ’s
â€” Mothnificent (@Awesomoth) June 22, 2015
There were five members of One Directionâ€¦
â€” Alex | 43 (â—•â€¿â—•âœ¿) (@swiftlyliam) June 22, 2015
And we never realised how much of a distraction it would be!
#WhenIJoinedTwitter i didnt know that twitter would be my escape from reality
â€” arianaâ™¡ (@grandesangels) June 22, 2015
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.