Courtesy of HuffPost Tech
In 2006, Obama was just the junior Senator from Illinois, “Borat” was the hottest movie to quote and many of us were still on Myspace. This was also the year that a little micro-blogging site called twttr launched. That site would eventually be rebranded “Twitter” and would become the social networking behemoth we know today.
Earlier this week, Flickr architect Kellan Elliott-McCrea launched a Twitter search tool called oldtweets, making it possible to look up Twitter posts from the site’s first year. Users can dig through these ancient tweets by typing keywords for certain topics (“George Bush” or “Jessica Simpson,” for example) and viewing what people were saying about those topics in 2006 and 2007.