Selena Gomez, Katy Perry

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Happy Birthday, Twitter!

The microblogging site turns 8 today, which is pretty impressive for the wild wild Web. When it all began, though—back in the good ol' days of 2006—even the social media stars among us (aka, celebs) were still figuring out their bearings.

From Katy Perry to Barack Obama to Miley Cyrus (before she murdered Hannah Montana, y'all!), take a look back at these stars and initial 140-character-or-less ramblings.

Ellen DeGeneres was an early adapter, and unlike some of her contemporaries who immediately used this new platform to shill, she got the hang of things quickly.

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Taylor Swift, if you can believe it, used her first tweet for a friendly interaction with Justin Bieber (this was before the Selena Gomez BFFdom had been fully cemented).

PHOTO: Justin and Selena kiss backstage, Taylor's face says what we're all thinking

Lady Gaga took the high school AIM-status approach....

While Twitter quitter-turned-Twitter-Jesus Miley Cyrus made her most recent comeback to social media in a promotional way

Britney Spears' initial tweet appeared to come from her people (and not the pop princess herself)...

VIDEO: Watch Miley sing, dance and fangirl out at Britney's Vegas show!

President Barack Obama was decidedly serious with his inaugural tweet...

While stars like Justin Timberlake took a somewhat cautious approach.

Cutie pie Harry Styles was seemingly unaware of the millions of Directioners that would soon be hanging on his every word...

Whereas Justin Bieber seemed to get it, pointing his followers to Myspace!

Speak of the Biebs! Selena Gomez's first tweet promoted her music of yesteryear, too...

Demi Lovato kept it real, yo.


As did Katy Perry!

And Ms. Rihanna hyped her single of the moment.

Oprah Winfrey was as charming as ever...

And Kim Kardashian was—right from the get-go—interacting with her fans!

Then we have a holy blast from the past: Lindsay Lohan tweeting her love for then-girlfriend Samantha Ronson!

If we come back to present day (well, 2013), there's Cameron Diaz...

Jay Z rarely tweets, but when he does, it's solid gold.

While Beyoncé, a nonfrequent tweeter just like Hov, stayed sweet while still being promotional.

Want to go back and see your first tweet? (You know you do.) Find it, then share your results in the comments!

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