TBT Special: Hawks Throw it Back to Their #FirstTweet
compiled by Michele Rochford
Ever wonder what you first tweet was?
In celebration of Twitter’s 8th birthday, the company is throwing it back…way back. They’re giving their millions of users the opportunity to search and discover their very #FirstTweet. It’s simple: just go to first-tweets.com and type in your Twitter handle and be transported back to likely some inane observation about something incredibly unimportant. Or maybe that’s just us.
So in honor of everyone’s favorite way to complain about the Super Bowl halftime show and Throwback Thursday, we decided to entertain you with some of your favorite players’ first tweets (for some reason, DeMarre Carroll’s won’t work – sorry Junkyard Dog!).
Cartier Martin was first into the Twitter pool in May of 2009…
chillin at the Indie Erie concert
— Cartier Martin (@CartierMartin) May 7, 2009
Some showed their jokester personalities right away:
Ahhhh im finally back, had to make a new twitter page… Follow me @ihateuva23 lol that is all…
— Mike Scott (@mikescott) May 31, 2010
Don't freak out but I'm back on Twitter. I'm expecting to gain followers as fast as charlie sheen otherwise I'm leaving again.
— Mike Muscala (@mikejawz) August 15, 2012
Some realized the platform’s value as a marketing tool:
video of me from @atlhawks media day http://bit.ly/dmnh1 talked about the upcoming season and my experience with basketball without borders
— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) September 29, 2009
Many chose simply to alert Twitter to their presence:
yes, this is my actual twitter account. working on getting the verification tag from twitter. please help spread the word!
— Paul Millsap (@Paulmillsap4) January 30, 2013
just got this twitter thing whatsup yall?
— John Jenkins (@JohnnyCashVU23) May 5, 2010
just got this
— Jeff Teague (@Teague0) March 21, 2011
This is my first tweet, thanks for following, enjoying the trip in Europe, caught a Liverpool v. Chelsea game, and the team is improving.
— Kyle Korver (@KyleKorver) October 8, 2009
ok….Lets try it…Twitter What up?
— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) August 2, 2009
Primer tweet en mi cuenta oficial! Saludos
— Gustavo Ayon (@AyonGustavo) December 2, 2011
Some wrote things, frankly, we’re not sure what they say, but the emoticons give all the context clues we need:
Vreme e da pocneme da twitame:))
— Pero Antic (@antic12pero) October 21, 2011
Trainingscamp with the Phantoms
— Dennis Schröder (@DennisMike93) August 21, 2012
chilling at Butler for the weekend……
— Shelvin Mack (@ShelvinMack) April 16, 2010
And finally, some decided that Twitter just wasn’t for them.