Best Of: Famous First Tweets

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.

Quick tweets

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


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Changing this country. – @JohnEdwards

Going to take part in a Q & A at the CA Newspaper Publishers Assn. Gov. Affairs Day in Sacramento at 1:30pm. Webcast at – @Schwarzenegger

Eager beavers


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

Winning..! Choose your Vice… #winning #chooseyourvice

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

Hi, Twitter. My name is Jonny. Pleasure to meet you. I think we’ll get along, just as long as you agree not to devour my soul. #myfirsttweet@jonnyeberle

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.  ;)

Source credits: Mashable, Daily Mirror, The Guardian, Gizmodo