Late last year we saw a surprising profile pop up on Twitter when Pope Benedict XVI sent out his first tweet. He already has more than 700,000 followers, and they seem to be only rising in number. If you’re curious as to what the Pope discussed in his inaugural tweet, check out our earlier report here.
The Pope’s first tweet was quite simple and to the point, but did you know that there were a lot of famous people whose first tweets were quite funny or at least interesting and some of them were just plain clueless.
just setting up my twttr – @jack – Twitter’s creator Jack Dorsey
dropping my first tweet – @aplusk – Ashton Kutcher
Using Twitter for the first time! – @MarthaStewart
Clueless and funny
Can-a muh fukkasay fuck on here? – @SamuelLJackson
My first Tweet, peep. I apologize in advance for my slow learning curve. Nice to (sort of) meet you. It’s amazing how quickly 140 charac – @ActuallyNPH – Neil Patrick Harris
I just joined Twitter! I don’t really get this site or how it works. My nuts are on fire. – @DannyDeVito
Changing this country. – @JohnEdwards
HI TWITTERS . THANK YOU FOR A WARM WELCOME. FEELING REALLY 21st CENTURY . – @Oprah
I’ve joined Twitterdom! Look for tweets about life, my new projects, and special “Douchebag” awards. Oh myyyyyy! – @GeorgeTakei
Hello Twitterverse! We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station — the 1st live tweet from Space! :) More soon, send your ?s – @Astro_TJ -TJ Creamer of NASA.
Just plain weird
And please people, don’t do anything silly like going outside during hurricane to have sex. Tell u’re friends you did it, but don’t do it. – @AskDrRuth
Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me. – @ConanOBrien
Your First Tweet?
How about you? What was your first tweet? Were you as clueless as some of the above mentioned personalities, or were you one of those profound people on Twitter, anxious to make a statement entrance?
My first tweet was, “is thinking about working at home…hmmm need a really good computer and the best internet connection!” And now look where I am today. ;)