Twitter first graced the internet in 2009 and we’ve been grateful and fearful ever since.
Most of us signed up to Twitter because it wasn’t Facebook — and the entire world was on Facebook. It was time for a break. The best part about the social media tool that allowed you to give life updates in 140 characters (or just be witty), was that along with your friends letting you know what they were up to, so were celebrities. It began to be a social network that allowed celebrities to reach out to fans.
Six years later, the POTUS, dogs and cats all have Twitter and use it actively. The nostalgia-seekers in us couldn’t help but wonder what some our favourites had to say as their first Tweets. Where they as funny as they are now? Thanks to first-tweets.com we scrounged through the interweb for first tweets that actually made us LOL and also question what was happening:
1.Pentatonix’s Scott Hoying
I'm at hoby.
— Scott Hoying (@scotthoying) May 17, 2008
What on earth where you on about Scott?
2. One Direction’s Liam Payne
I am the real Liam Payne
— Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) June 22, 2010
In case you didn’t get the memo with his user handle.
3. 5 Seconds Of Summer Band Account
hey guys , if you could follow my new band twitter , @5secsofsummer then that'd be mad . this account is pretty much going to die 🙂
— 5 Seconds of Summer (@5SOS) April 4, 2011
Do you want to tell them, or should I?
4. Years & Years’ Olly Alexander
— Olly Alexander (@alexander_olly) May 8, 2015
This is relatively new, but still fresh in our mind and hilarious.
5.5 Seconds Of Summer’s Luke Hemmings
@Michael5SOS you suck.
— Luke Hemmings (@Luke5SOS) December 17, 2011
No better way to join Twitter than tweeting a band mate that you hate them.
6. Taylor Swift
apologizing to a very needy cat for being gone so long.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 6, 2008
Taylor’s priorities are in check.
7. Ellen DeGeneres
Tis my first twitt-er. Or tweet? Twit? Or tweet? "Twit or tweet everybody." Is this anything?
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 10, 2009
Ellen was and is always funny.
8. Jimmy Kimmel
Yo quiero hacer el amor con Justin Bieber
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 6, 2010
“I want to make love with Justin Bieber”
9. All Time Low’s Jack Barakat
— Jack Barakat (@JackAllTimeLow) December 25, 2008
Hello Twitter world. The Kelly is among you!
— Norm Kelly (@norm) July 7, 2010
We had to.
11. Tyler Oakley
rubbing my clitter on my twitter
— Tyler Oakley // 5 (@tyleroakley) March 26, 2008
Always killing the game.
12. Jack Falahee
WOOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF #grrrAr
— Jack Falahee (@RestingPlatypus) February 19, 2011
I guess we’ll never know what Jack was ‘woofing’ about.
13. Cara Delevingne
@StormModels I have finally sold my soul and joined twitter! Haha
— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) June 22, 2011
Shit, didn’t know we had to sell our soul to join Twitter?
14. President Of The United States
Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account.
— President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015
No one puts Mr. President in a corner!
15. The Vamps’ James McVey
Stressed about revison! Wanting to fix my myspace up 🙂
— James McVey (@TheVampsJames) April 13, 2009
16. Lilly Singh
Finally cracked and joined Twitter. I still think it's stupid…but I want to be famous =)
— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) November 2, 2010
This made me spit my gatorade out. She got her wish!
17. Jared Padelecki
— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) June 4, 2011
18. Torrance Coombs
has discovered that Alex Burrows is an excellent Viagra alternative.
— Torrance Coombs (@torrancecoombs) March 16, 2009
Always a unique soul Torrance is.
i am about to twitter my tits off!
— sia (@Sia) April 21, 2009
Her poor breasts.
20. Jim Carrey
hi guys. s'me jim. fur eel! inside scoop. sometimes i brush my teeth so intensely that i've been known to punch myself in the mouth.
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) October 28, 2009
ZOMG, its z’Jim!