What Was the First Tweet of These Forbes Top 20 Social Media Power Influencers?

What Was the First Tweet of These Forbes Top 20 Social Media Power Influencers?

When Twitter was launched 8 years ago as a text service on steroids, who would have thought it would have been valued at  nearly $30 billion today.

Today Twitter is breaking news, has hundreds of million of users and is now included in mainstream media.

In 2008 when I started using it there were only 3 million users. I also did not know how to use it and was in fact wondering what I would even do with a tweet and 140 characters.

I eventually worked it out and I am still playing today.

Have you ever wondered what your first tweet was?

Twitter has just released a fun tool to help you discover your “first tweet

It’s not something that kept me awake at night but I was curious about how I used Twitter  when I started over 5 years ago. I did manage to put together a very insightful Tweet on December 17, 2008. It was “watching the cricket“… now that’s inspiring!

What I was more interested in was the date of my first tweet. If you want to go back in time to see what your first tweet was and when you started, you can use the “first tweet” tool that Twitter has put together for its 8th birthday.

Here are the first tweets of the top 20 social media power influencers from 20 of the Forbes Top 50 Power Social Media Influencers List of 2013.

1. Sean Gardner

Sean started in 2009 and tweets at @2morrowknight

First tweet

  2. Ann Tran

Ann started on Twitter on March 17, 2009 and tweets at @anntran_

First tweet

3. Jessica Northey

Jessica started in 2009 and tweets at @jessicanorthey.

First tweet

4. Mari Smith

Mari was an early adopter and tweets at @marismith

First tweet

5. Aaron Lee

Aaron was a Tweeter  in 2009 and tweets at @askaaronlee

First tweet

6.John Paul Aguiar

John got going in Mid 2008 and tweets at @johnaguiar.

First tweet

7.Liz Strauss

Liz has been on Twitter for over 7 years and tweets at @lizstrauss

First tweet 8. Warren Whitlock

Warren’s initial tweet was in June 2008 and tweets at @warrenwhitlock

First tweet

9. Ted Coine

Ted has been on Twitter for nearly 5 years and tweets at @tedcoine

First tweet

10. Pam Moore

Pam started her Twitter career in 2009 and tweets at @pammktgnut

First tweet

11. Jeff Bullas

I stumbled onto Twitter via a referral by my friend John Oxley on December 17, 2008 and my world has never been the same! I tweet at @jeffbullas.

First tweet

12. Renee Blodgett

Renee was an early starter and tweets at @weblogtheworld

First tweet

13.Ted Rubin

Ted started his tweeting in 2008 and tweets at @tedrubin

First tweet

14. Eve Mayer

Eve has been a Twitter user for nearly 5 years and tweets @linkedinqueen.

First tweet

15. Glen Gilmore

Glen is a tweeting lawyer who has been a power Twitter user for over half a decade! He tweets at @glengilmore.

First tweet

16. Paul Barron

Paul managed to discover Twitter in 2008 and tweets at @paulbarron.

First tweet

17. Dan Schawbel

Dan was also an early Twitter user and commenced in 2007. He tweets at @danschawbel.

First tweet

18. Kim Garst

Kim has been tweeting for nearly 5 years and her social media enthusiasm hasn’t waned! She tweets at @kimgarst

First tweet

19. Lori Ruff

Lori started on Twitter in August 2008 and hasn’t stoppeed since. She tweets at @loriruff

First tweet

20. Ann Handley

Ann started her Twitter career as “MarketingProfs” before using her personal Twitter handle in 2008. She tweets at @marketingprofs.

First tweet

 

What about you?

What was your first tweet. Check it out and let us know what it was in the comments below!

 

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Comments

  • http://www.lauriedesautels.com/ lauriedesautels

    My tweet was congrats… I have no clue to who or why.. Lol

  • http://www.memyselfandmike.com/ Mike Jones

    Interesting… mine was announcing the fact I had rebranded myself.

    I think it would be interesting to read some of the top bloggers first posts too :-)

  • http://www.definitelymustloveaccents.com Lorii Abela

    Very interesting article. Admiring for your efforts in collating the first tweets of the top 20 social media power influencers from 20 of the Forbes Top 50 Power Social Media Influencers List of 2013.

  • http://candidkay.com Kristine

    Mine was about grief and the Golden Globes. Odd combo. Befores and Afters http://wp.me/p2Quk8-ba Teared up at @Jodie Foster’s message to her mom last night

  • Missy Shana

    I always thought the first tweet for a new Twitter account should be more of an announcement but that’s definitely not the case with the tweets shown above. It would be interesting to see a round up of the first tweets from companies and brands using Twitter!

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      I think that is a great idea…sounds like a blog post coming up!

      • Missy Shana

        Awesome. I’ll be on the lookout!

  • http://ideedisuccesso.com Gianleandro

    That’s mine, Jeff Bullas.

    Gianleandro Catania @Gianleandro:disqus · 21 set

    #PrimoTweet serve #BusinessPlan come #TraslocoDigitale su #Web20: #branding #SEO, #smm, #ContentMarketing #WebWriting http://ideedisuccesso.com/?p=4739

    My account was silent till then.

  • http://flightmedia.co Maja Jaredic

    cek da se snadjem = in my native language “give me a sec to see how this thing works”