‘I’m now a Twit’: the best celebrity first tweets
Twitter celebrates birthday with service that digs up first tweets; it’s a goldmine of ridiculousness
US president Barack Obama’s first foray into the world of Twitter.
In celebration of its eighth birthday, Twitter is offering users the chance to take a trip down memory lane, by looking up their very first tweet on the site.
The company has launched First-Tweets.com, letting every user rediscover what was on their mind as they joined the social network. The results range from the banal:
Finally I send my first tweet. Never was one for being a guinea pig. More to follow soon.— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) January 20, 2010
BREAKING NEWS: I'm now a Twit. Official.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 30, 2010
Hello Twitterers. I'm About to fly to Africa for a new project and will be tweeting whilst I'm filming.— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) October 9, 2008
Very windy at cog hill today! Only managed 5 holes this morning. Hopefully it will be a little better for the pro am tomorrow.— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) September 7, 2010
Thanks for following my new twitter feed. You'll still find FG updates on @FineGaelToday but I'll be here from now on...— Enda Kenny (@EndaKennyTD) April 21, 2010
Playing the piano with Sir David Jason and June Brown. Sort of wish I wasn't wearing a Christmas jumper - oh and that I could actually play!— graham norton (@grahnort) October 17, 2011
starting off on twitter for the first time. anybody out there?— Paschal Donohoe (@Paschald) January 29, 2009
It’s fair to say that the majority of twitter users didn’t really have much of an idea what the site was when they signed up. But then, even the very first tweet ever was rather more inward looking than you’d get away with these days.
The tool is called Discover, and it is a goldmine of ridiculousness. Last night the #FirstTweet hashtag was showcasing the (ahem) skeptical, mundane or apparently completely accidental first messages of thousands.
But obviously the real fun comes when you start plugging in the notable names of world leaders, sports stars and celebrities.
What was your first tweet? How does it look in hindsight? Can you bear to find out?