Celebrities have led the shift of Twitter – from the website you use to write out random thoughts, to an app for product promotion, addressing scandals, and tweeting long streams of consciousness that are over 140 characters long.
Stars are either posting a location to their upcoming event, partaking in beef, or clearing up some misunderstandings about themselves. But have you ever thought about what your favorite celeb’s first tweet was?
The social media application has come a long way since its 2006 birth, and so have the people who use it. Now everyone has instant access to their favorite big names, and celebrities don’t think of the app as a millennial fad.
Did you know that Kim Kardashian and Elizabeth Taylor joined Twitter on the same day in March 2009?
Check out more tidbits in our gallery of first tweets by celebrity users, and join us in wishing Twitter a happy ten-year anniversary!
PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter
Celebrities' First-Ever Tweets
1. Jennifer Lopez (Nov. 1, 2009) "@KimKardashian @RyanSeacrest U got me curious.Rehearsing 4 AMAs, in the studio and shooting a movie! I'll do my best with this twitter thing."Source:Getty 1 of 14
2. Nicki Minaj (April 27, 2009) "I was FINALLY convinced to get on Twitter. Follow me guys!"Source:Getty 2 of 14
3. Lil Wayne (Feb. 21, 2010) "Im super new to this twitter shit but wudup tho...follow me biotch...wudup mak...happy bday LO. 8 days of freedom. ym"Source:Getty 3 of 14
4. Kim Kardashian (Oct. 25, 2008) "Hey guys it's Kim Kardashian! I finally signed up for Twitter! There are a few fakes so just know this is the real me!!!"Source:Getty 4 of 14
5. Ellen DeGeneres (March 10, 2009) "Tis my first Twitt-er. Or tweet? Twit? Or tweet?"Source:Getty 5 of 14
6. Justin Bieber (May 11, 2009) "Check out my single 'One Time' on my Myspace and spread the word for me. Thanks http://www.myspace.com/justinbieber"Source:Getty 6 of 14
7. Katy Perry (Feb. 20, 2009) "Just got into Berlin. Feeling better thank you...Got my vicks inhaler by my bedside. And PS. I TWITTER. GAH. Such a follower"Source:Getty 7 of 14
8. Lady Gaga (March 26, 2008) "op rehearsing for my video just dance and am now at wmc to perform at Armani and nervous records party. But i am no nervous record!"Source:Getty 8 of 14
9. Lindsay Lohan (Sept. 29, 2009) "@SamanthaRonson FLY SAFE...love you"Source:Getty 9 of 14
10. Oprah (April 17, 2009) "HI TWITTERS. THANK YOU FOR A WARM WELCOME. FEELING VERY 21ST CENTURY"Source:Getty 10 of 14
11. Jimmy Fallon (Dec. 4, 2008) "I'm getting started on Twitter"Source:Getty 11 of 14
12. Miley Cyrus (March 29, 2011) "Welcome to the official Miley Cyrus "Gypsy Heart Tour" Twitter page"Source:Splash News 12 of 14
13. Drake (March 28, 2009) "Fine...you got me."Source:Getty 13 of 14
14. Mindy Kaling (March 9,2009) "Oh shit Im on Twitter you guys."Source:Getty 14 of 14
10 Years Of Twitter: Here’s The First Thing These Celebrities Ever Tweeted was originally published on globalgrind.com