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Anchors remember first tweets as Twitter goes public

Nov. 7, 2013 at 7:29 AM ET

Video: Do you remember your first tweet? In response to Twitter going public, the team looks back on the first time they hit “send” on the social network.

As Twitter officially goes public on Thursday, the TODAY anchors took a look back at what the social network meant to them when they first joined.

Some had a handle on how to best use their 140 characters right from the start, while others took a little time to find their voice.

Matt Lauer had some help from very popular-on-Twitter-friend Justin Bieber.
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Matt Lauer had some help from very popular-on-Twitter-friend Justin Bieber.

Matt Lauer's first tweet was sent after some peer pressure from pop star Justin Bieber.

Savannah Guthrie used the opportunity to promote her Facebook page.

Al Roker updated followers on his family life.

Natalie Morales joined a bit later but showed she had a a good handle on how it works.

Carson Daly was skeptical.

Willie Geist gave the network a timid try in 2008, and then made a permanent return in 2009.

Tamron Hall announced she was getting lessons in tweeting.


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