Not only was Hal Finney the recipient of the first Bitcoin transaction, he holds the honor of being the first person to ever tweet about Bitcoin.
Hal Tweeted that he was “running bitcoin” back in January of 2009.
Running a Bitcoin node is dedicating a computer to the BTC network which hosts and validates the full Bitcoin blockchain. Full nodes (especially back then) are crucial in the success of Bitcoin.
The tweet now has over two thousand replies, but back when he tweeted it probably went on deaf ears for a while. Who knew?