Twitter is celebrating its 10th birthday, and in honour of that achievement, we thought we would take a look at what some famous people (and companies) sent as their first tweet. Here's a curated collection:
just setting up my twttr-- Jack (@jack) March 21, 2006
This was not only the first tweet by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, but also the first tweet on the platform as a whole.
I'm 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010-- Google (@google) February 26, 2009
Google's first presence on the micro-blogging was typically Google (read: geeky), and the tweet was written in binary language. You could decode it, but we will save you the work though. It said: "I'm feeling lucky."
[Facebook Blog] Make Your Voice Heard: Vote!: Technology is giving more and more people a.. http://tinyurl.com/44fr5z-- Facebook (@facebook) September 26, 2008
Facebook's first tweet linked back to its site, an address that is now defunct.
Any suggestions for good baby names? (boy or girl)-- Sachin Bansal (@_sachinbansal) October 19, 2009
Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal joined the service in March 2008, but didn't tweet until October 2009.
Off to Mumbai in 5 hours...long 3 days ahead..but great things happening-- Kunal Bahl (@1kunalbahl) April 20, 2010
Snapdeal co-founder Kunal Bahl's first tweet only came two months after launching his company.
Setting up twitter on my phone-- Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) September 27, 2008
Ola Cabs founder Bhavish Aggarwal sent out a standard message, two years before he started his venture.
machine learning!-- Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) February 11, 2009
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just had two words to say when he first used the platform.
The rarest of beasts - a used rocket. Controlled landing not easy, but done right, can look easy. Check out video: https://t.co/9OypFoxZk3-- Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) November 24, 2015
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos opened a Twitter account in July 2008 but it took him over seven years to actually communicate using the service.
Please ignore prior tweets, as that was someone pretending to be me :) This is actually me.-- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 4, 2010
It seems Telsa and SpaceX founder joined Twitter to put an end to parody accounts assuming to be him.
Finally the original SRT is on twitter n the first thing I'd like to do is wish my colleagues the best in the windies,-- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 4, 2010
Former Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar sent out his first tweet during the third ICC World Twenty20 tournament in West Indies.
hi everyone. being extremely shy i never thought i would be here. but my friend @kjohar25 insisted that i should learn to share my life.-- Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 2, 2010
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan wrote about how he got convinced to join Twitter.
@juniorbachchan hey baby !! I made it on twitter !!! Yeeaaaaaahhhh !! ... sorry.. just got carried away .. safe onward flight and love-- Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 18, 2010
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan's first tweet was in fact a mention, as he displayed his passionate side in writing to his son Abhishek.
Arbaaz ne kaha ke tweet kar toh banta hai boss-- Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) April 13, 2010
Bollywood actor Salman Khan sent out his first tweet in Hindi, which translates to: "[My brother] Arbaaz said that you have to tweet."
2nd Feb, I will be in Dahod for Gujarat Swarnim Jayanti Yatra-- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 1, 2009
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent out his schedule for the next day as his first tweet, back when he was still serving as the top political person in the state of Gujarat.
Thinking we're only one signature away from ending the war in Iraq.-- Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 29, 2007
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When outgoing US President Barack Obama sent out his first tweet, he was a Senator for the state of Illinois. Now he's the most followed politician on Twitter, and fourth most followed account on the platform.
Just got into Berlin... feeling better thank you, have my vicks inhaler by my bedside... and P.S. I TWITTTTER! GAH. Such a follower!-- KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 21, 2009
Speaking of most followed individuals, American singer Katy Perry holds that record with 84.8 million followers. Her first tweet was sent from the city of Berlin, Germany.
Talk to me, Twitter. pic.twitter.com/7skFm6Ffhn-- Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) April 11, 2014
Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr - known for his work with Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes - reached a million followers in a record time: less than a full day.
And the last one:
क्या हो रहा है?-- Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) February 18, 2010
The company itself posted from its official account only a year after launch in July 2007, and it took three more years before Twitter got around to creating an India-specific account. The tweet - in Hindi - translates to: "What's going on?"