Numbers matter to some people. It's sometimes not important who did something first - but rather who did things on "milestone" numbers.
Here are the billionth messages posted on Twitter.
— annchan (@annchan2) November 11, 2008
Although Ann is still on Twitter, the website they pointed to is long since gone.
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine - 11:11 PM visit www.RadioTAGr.com/KOSP to TAG this song
— Star1051 (@Star1051) June 2, 2009
Star1051's account appears to have been taken over by a spammer. It is no longer in use as of December 2009.
3,000,000,000 is gone
TWEET5 promotion may end any time and for ONE time use only. Offer valid for most restaurants in our network. So hurry...act fast!!
— Foodyoyo Team (@Foodyoyo) September 15, 2009
No longer using Twitter as of August 2011.
5,000,000,000 since deleted.
o, i, z, з... Работаю в банке. Помогала женщине написать заявление: — В этой графе пишите сумму прописью. — А… http://zadolba.li/story/411
— Они задолбали! (@zadolbali) November 24, 2009
Они задолбали is still going strong
@okatieplease you too....dont forget about me 😉 mwha
— Trish Fletcher (@Trishfl07) December 24, 2009
Trish announced she was leaving Twitter in April 2011.
RT @ne3zii_babii: WHOOP WHOOP !! =D ohdee HYPED yay !!..u got it?
— Ash-leen (@__Yoshe) January 20, 2010
Last seen in October 2013
楽しみにしてます! RT @minakotakekawa: これから六本木のワールドインベスターズトラベルカフェへ。急がないと遅刻だ･･･。
— Makiko Ishihara (@makiko8) February 12, 2010
Makiko is still Tweeting away.
So yea im watchin the haunting of molly hartley fast forward 2 tha gud stuff Over & Out
— Kimmie (@WishingOnThat) March 5, 2010
Kimmie is a relentless Twitter user.
Late in 2010, Twitter switched to Snowflake for generating IDs. This meant Tweet IDs were no longer guaranteed to be sequential (although they are usually sortable).