Making your first tweet can be pretty daunting. Do you just go with the cliche, "Hey, I'm on Twitter, woo!" or do you try and get a little creative with it?
I remember the first time that I joined Twitter and I felt like I Neil Armstrong, just as he was about to hit the Moon surface - the difference was, I didn't come up with anything memorable at all (oh, and I was sitting behind a keyboard with a beer). Thinking about it, I don't think it was anything like Neil Armstrong's Moon landing, but you get the idea!
The point that I'm trying to make is that writing your first Tweet is tough. With this in mind, I've gathered the very first tweets from some of the biggest brands in the world so that you can see just how they lost their Twitter virginity...
Shrimp plant likened to medieval fortress http://tinyurl.com/6evvka
— CNN (@CNN) April 23, 2008
Follow Amazon Lightning Deals! @amazondeals
— Amazon (@amazon) February 14, 2009
I'm 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010
— A Googler (@google) February 26, 2009
working on iphones via 'hahlo' and 'pocket tweets' - fun!
— Twitter (@twitter) July 11, 2007
MS Research article on Gazelle, the browser operating system concept http://bit.ly/YmxTY & RT: Gazelle Goes on Tour http://bit.ly/214Bt ^SL
— Microsoft News (@MSFTnews) July 6, 2009
Hi everyone, jazzed to be here! We have lots in store & a big surprise today for Cardmember music fans-an event w a rock icon just for you!
— American Express (@AmericanExpress) November 9, 2009
We're not posting quite yet, but many of our people are already in here… follow them on Best Buy Connect! http://bit.ly/bestbuy_connect
— Best Buy (@BestBuy) January 28, 2009
Hello Tweeps! Let's talk.
— Pepsi™ (@pepsi) March 30, 2009
RT @Kenth Better than bananas! Zoo uses Coca-Cola to snare escaped gorilla back to habitat http://tinyurl.com/o6n8jk
— Coca-Cola (@CocaCola) May 28, 2009
[Facebook Blog] Make Your Voice Heard: Vote!: Technology is giving more and more people a.. http://tinyurl.com/44fr5z
— Facebook (@facebook) September 26, 2008
New York Times
NYT NEWS ALERT: Signs of Easing Credit and Talk of Stimulus Buoy Stocks; Dow Gains About 4.6 Percent
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 20, 2008