Celebrity first tweets: From caustic Katie Hopkins to serial selfie snapper Ed Miliband
The unbelievable - and underwhelming - micro-blogging debuts of the UK's most followed
What was your first tweet?
A selfie? An inspirational quote? Or maybe just a few words to let the rest of social media know you had arrived.
To celebrate Twitter’s eighth birthday the popular micro-blogging site is taking Twitterers on a trip down memory lane, allowing them to rediscover their first ever attempt at cramming something witty/thoughtful/provocative into 140 characters.
Cringe-worthy or just plain dull?
Let’s have a look at what some of our favourite Twitter personalities posted before they developed Twitter personalities. #FirstTweet
Before she became the queen of inflammatory tweets, Katie Hopkins was a little more subdued...
Watching Qi and breast feeding mini-mart. About to do a spot for 5Live defending employersKatie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) February 20, 2009
Feminism what now? Lily Allen was "learning to be a lady" back in 2009...
is with justin and alan, learning to be a ladyLily Allen (@lilyallen) January 30, 2009
Exciting way to kick-start his Twitter career - Ed Miliband plumps for drainage thriller...
About to start meeting in constituency office with Dun Drainage and Environment Agency about waterways and drainageEd Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) July 31, 2009
Modest as always, Piers Morgan made an entrance by almost agreeing with us...
BREAKING NEWS: I'm now a Twit. Official.Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 30, 2010
Enthusiastic about life as always, here's how caustic Clarkson revved up his followers...
I am a bit tiredJeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) March 17, 2012
Why the speech marks, David Cameron? The PM falls at the first sarcastic hurdle with this debut...
I'm starting Conference with this new Twitter feed about my role as Conservative Leader. I promise there won't be "too many tweets..."— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) October 6, 2012
Deja vu for George Osborne...
Today I'll present a Budget that tackles the economy's problems head on helping those who want to work hard & get on pic.twitter.com/20nyTj0UCFGeorge Osborne (@George_Osborne) March 20, 2013
Ah. A classic. Not sure this happened, though, did it Caitlin Moran...
Considering running a marathon next year.Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) October 10, 2008
And on the seventh day, the internet was destroyed... By the premiere of Sir Patrick Stewart...
Hi World— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) June 8, 2012
Gandalf the Great joined Twitter, hated lengthy conversations with journalists...
After Godot rehearsals I did my Five Minutes interview with Matthew Stadlen for BBC News website. If only all interviews were as short.Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) January 14, 2010
Might have taken him a bit more time, actually. But the thought was there for Obama ...
Thinking we're only one signature away from ending the war in Iraq. Learn more at http://www.barackobama.comBarack Obama (@BarackObama) April 29, 2007
Practical as ever, everyone's favourite tweeter Stephen Fry...
Hello Twitterers. I'm About to fly to Africa for a new project and will be tweeting whilst I'm filming.Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) October 9, 2008
Controversial from the get go, was our Dara O'Briain...
Cheltenham Science Fest: intro'd @Bengoldacre to Vorderman. Later told, "the one person Carol doesn't want to meet today is Ben Goldacre".Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) June 7, 2009
And it didn't get much more interesting for Murray...
coming back from MiamiAndy Murray (@andy_murray) April 4, 2008
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