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Twitter is a magical tool which consistently outshines its billing as a social network. Twitter is more than that, having evolved throughout its short life as dictated and directed by the people who use it. And millions of us do use Twitter.

The question is, where did it all begin? We’re not talking about the history of Twitter How Twitter Was Born [Geek History Lessons] How Twitter Was Born [Geek History Lessons] Originally created in 2006 as a short messaging system for small groups, Twitter has since evolved into a powerful communication tool that has dramatically changed how information is shared and spread online. Twitter functions as... Read More here, but instead the first few moments on the site taken by rich, famous, powerful, and influential Twitter users. Oh, and MakeUseOf writers.

First Tweet

Twitter recently turned eight, and to celebrate the occasion it invited everyone to relive their first tweet. If you’re using Twitter — and you should be using Twitter 7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Twitter 7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Twitter Twitter has now been with us for seven years and counting. This was seven years to the day since Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet in 2006, at a time when the micro-blogging social... Read More — you can view your first tweet right now.

The thing is, Twitter hasn’t limited this tool to you only for viewing your own first tweet. As long as you know someone’s Twitter username then you can also check their first tweet. Which is exactly what we did to compile this bumper list.

Celebrities

Promoting MySpace in 2009. How quaint.

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We didn’t ask.

No, you’re a human being. We think.

Yes, we were all waiting for you to join Twitter. Who are you again?

SHOUTING IS FUN.

No.

They didn’t. They’re still on Geocities.

Rather that than any of your movies, Zooey.

Bad habits die hard.

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Politicians

There’s wishful thinking for you.

I didn’t retweet.

Tweets, twits, it’s all the same to Dave.

As eloquent as ever.

Hmm, I’ll pass but thanks anyway.

We would never have guessed.

To tell someone to tell someone to tell someone to tell someone.

Because you’re not President.

He still doesn’t know.

He BLOGS, he TWEETS, he KEEPS BINDERS FULL OF WOMEN.

Technologists

That name will definitely catch on.

Me too, Google, me too.

Hello Bill.

Party on.

Whatever turns you on.

A bit of what?

It’s in California, apparently.

Surely toast + peanut butter ARE the party supplies.

Did you find some? We demand to know.

The good ol’ days when the Fail Whale reigned supreme.

MakeUseOf

The most obvious tweet of all time.

Seven years later and I’m none the wiser.

He fought it. He won.

We all need hobbies.

Sadly, Tina Turner is still touring.

We all were, to be honest.

She finishes all her sentences in the same way, duh.

I must try this tweeter thing one day.

He hasn’t moved since.

Can you be a dude and play bagpipes at the same time?

Parodies

Good God.

Meanwhile, Gotham is riddled with crime.

It serves you right!

Chuck Norris doesn’t swear, you just think he does.

The perfect blend of vacuous celebrity and existential philosopher.

He who shall not be named. Except on Twitter.

Are you sure you’re not the real Mark Zuckerberg?

Damn f*ckin’ right you are.

I’d watch them, guaranteed.

That’s a real film too. What a career.

Conclusions

We’ve offered 50 of our favorite first tweets, and now it’s your turn to join in the fun. Let us know what your first tweet was in the comments section below. By doing so you get a chance to promote your Twitter and possibly pick up some new followers.

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  1. Ben S
    March 23, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    My first tweet:

    First tweet! #excited
    - Ben Stegner (@stegnersaurus) 6 Jun 2012

    How generic... Geez, it's a wonder anybody followed me.

    This article cracked me up, Dave. Your comments on these were killing me. Fantastic job.

    • Dave P
      March 25, 2014 at 10:09 am

      You even included a hashtag! That's very unn00bish of you :)

      Thanks for the comment and the compliment. I rather enjoyed writing this one.

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