March 25, 2016
Twitter celebrated its 10th birthday this week, prompting many to harken back to the #FirstTweet tool, launched in 2014, and rediscover what they first said on the platform.
Naturally, we took the opportunity to sleuth for the inaugural tweets of some of Philly's most recognizable people and institutions. Scroll through them below, then search through all your friends' and family's embarrassing first tweets and share them with the world.
It's official. I'm on Twitter too. My transformation to media pundit is almost complete. Follow along... unless you're a wuss!— Ed Rendell (@GovEdRendell) September 17, 2012
Oh, Ed ...
@mealticket what's up? working my ass off to open sampan!!!— Michael Schulson (@MichaelSchulson) December 3, 2009
At least it paid off.
6 yrs.ago I got on a spaceship called MYSPACE. Like Kate Mullgrew of the Starship Enterprise i board the SS TWITTER. Greetings, Geeks!— Kate Flannery (@KateFlannery) September 13, 2011
Time for liftoff!
My profile picture is an egg; very fitting twitter.— Jessica Nolen (@NolenJessica) August 20, 2012
Get it? Because she's a baker?
Rodeo cookoff was cool, but im still not impressed with Texas bbq! Very Average— DeMeco Ryans (@DRyans59) February 26, 2011
It's gonna SNOW, but we will be open ALL WEEKEND!! Forget bread & water, we've got BEER— Fergie (@FergusCarey) February 5, 2010
Fergus Carey: a man who's had his priorities straight since at least Feb. 5, 2010.
Free Meek MillI!!— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 11, 2009
A first tweet that wouldn't be out of place in 2016.
Brunch with Matt, Bob and Mike. Really we went to Ruby Tuesdays for the salad bar. I wish Fago De Chao or Chima's was less thant $30— HughE Dillon (@iPhillyChitChat) August 2, 2008
We've all done it.
i have officially entered the 20th century. i mean the 21st.— P!nk (@Pink) April 4, 2009
A warm welcome to you.
lithe has changed my life— bela shehu (@belashehu) October 7, 2010
Leave me alone @Austin_H2O. I don't want to tweet I just want to eat doughnuts.— Stephanie Waters (@steptothehanie) December 19, 2011
Heading to the Acme in South Philly for tasty munchies— Evan Urbania (@TheUrbanian) March 16, 2008
Their muffins are pretty tasty.
Senor Octubre just named us his favorite site about prospectively going to the zoo with Roy Halladay!!1— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) February 7, 2010
Quite the feat.
is searching is house for electrical tape— dj deejay (@djdeejay) September 29, 2008
I now know what Heidi was talking about when she said she was lured in by Seal in biking shorts...— natanya dibona (@natanyadibona) April 9, 2009
Oh ... oh my.
Finally setting up my own Twitter. I had so many fakes, decided it was time to make a real one. It's really me. Love-love-love you all!— Teresa Giudice (@Teresa_Giudice) November 2, 2009
Well, glad we got that cleared up.
@Boomi is expanding rapidly at Dell. Awesome hi-tech jobs available right here in Philly: http://www.boomi.com/company/careers— Bob Moul (@bobmoul) February 9, 2011
Drexel's first tweet— Drexel University (@DrexelUniv) December 2, 2008
Thanks for the heads up.
Did you wear the cap, Mayor Nutter?
Still learning how to work this Twitter stuff but thank god its Friday!— Jim Kenney (@JimFKenney) September 30, 2011
Amen to that.