In Pictures: The earliest days of your favourite social networks

Wondering who sent the first Tweet or posted the first pet photo to Instagram? The answers may surprise you (and are definitely cute, when it comes to pets)

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First Pinterest pin: "A perfect idea for a Valentine's gift," January 2010 Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann has the site's first account and put up the first-ever pin in January 2010, and it's hard to get more Pinterest-y than a photo of a cute paper-cut from Etsy, with a notation that it'd make a great Valentine's Day gift. Silbermann felt his California friends didn't get the site when he sent a link to them; many of the earliest users came from his home town of Des Moines, where his mother, a doctor, was pitching it to her patients.

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