In this article, I’m covering a way to find out the very first mention of a word or link on Twitter. Twitter is known for its hashtags. The number of times a hashtag is mentioned is directly responsible for the trending of that hashtag on Twitter. With all that, it gets hard to find how a hashtag started and who tweeted it first.
First Tweet is a free website that lets you find who tweeted it first. It is a simple website where you can type a keyword and find it’s first mentioned on Twitter. It returns your query with the Twitter username and the actual tweet in which that keyword is mentioned. Apart from the keyword, you can also search mentions of a URL or exact words match using a double quotation in the search.
Find Out Very First Mention of a Word or Link on Twitter
It is simple to find out who tweeted it first with First Tweet. All you have to do is visit the website. It is a single-page website that shows you a dialog box where you can enter a keyword to find when it is tweeted for the first time. Apart from the keyword, you can also enter a URL to find the same.
It takes a few minutes to run your query and get you the result. If it gets stuck on the same page asking you to wait a few minutes for the results, I recommend you go back and run your query again. And if you want to search multiple words or quote then put those into double quotations or use the search operators.
After the wait, it fetches the very first tweet that mentions the keyword or URL you have searched. It tells you the mention of word or URL along with the Twitter username who mentioned it first. Below that, it shows that exact tweet with date and time. From there, you can open that tweet on Twitter, favorite it, or share it.
This is how you can find out who tweeted it first. The process is simple and gives you the Twitter users of the account along with the actual tweet. Within a minute, you can know when and who mentioned a particular keyword on Twitter first. You can use it to find how a trend has started. Give it a try and let us know your thoughts on this in the comment section.