Almost fifteen years ago, on March 21, 2006, the first message was sent to the social network Twitter, which has become extremely popular over time. The message posted by co-founder and current Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was nothing special. It read: “Just setting up my twttr.”
Now, however, in the wake of the NFT hype, authentication tokens that assign unique values to digital objects to validate their uniqueness, this message has become a collectible. It is up for auction and the current bid is $ 88,888.88.
Let’s clarify that it is not the message itself, which, as before, can be seen on Twitter, is being sold, but its “digital certificate, the uniqueness of which is that it was signed by the creator of the message.”
In the pantheon of manifestations of human nature, contrary to common sense, this lot may well coexist with the sale of an updated version of the Nyan Cat animation and a “work of digital art” currently up for auction at Christie’s.