We need a beginning for everything. And for social media too.
Twitter has launched in 2006, exactly 12 years back. There was uncertainty regarding its success and future in those days. However, the revolutionary microblogging site became popular among the users within a short period of time and nearly 320 million people are using their service now.
“Ten years ago, it began with a single Tweet,” Twitter said last year, pointing to first ever tweet made by Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey.
just setting up my twttr
— jack (@jack) March 21, 2006
This is that historical tweet which is shared 108,734 times and favorited 87,733 times till this writing.
It will be interesting to see now famous first tweets of our world leaders.
1. Donald J. Trump
Designation: President of the United States
Joined: March 2009
Be sure to tune in and watch Donald Trump on Late Night with David Letterman as he presents the Top Ten List tonight!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 4, 2009
2. Justin Trudeau
Designation: Prime Minister of Canada
Joined: March 2008
On my way to a Hellenic event for Greek Independance Day
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 30, 2008
3. Narendra Modi
Designation: Prime Minister of India
Joined: January 2009
2nd Feb, I will be in Dahod for Gujarat Swarnim Jayanti Yatra
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 1, 2009
4. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Designation: President of Turkey
Joined: August 2009
Siyasetin tek limanı ahlaktır…
— Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RT_Erdogan) November 24, 2010
5. Pope Francis
Designation: Pop of the Roman Catholic Church
Joined: February 2012
Dear friends, I thank you from my heart and I ask you to continue to pray for me.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 17, 2013
6. HH Sheikh Mohammed
Designation: Ruler of Dubai
Joined: June 2009
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum openly receives national leaders at Za’abeel Palace today.
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) June 3, 2009
7. Joko Widodo
Designation: President of Indonesia
Joined: September 2011
Alhamdulillah bisa sahur bersama keluarga. Selamat berpuasa saudaraku semua. Ini tweet pertama saya sebagai presiden. -Jkw
— Joko Widodo (@jokowi) June 20, 2015
8. Enrique Peña Nieto
Designation: President of Mexico
Joined: March 2007
Buenos días a todos en Twitter. Por aquí compartiré experiencias, opiniones y propuestas. Muchas gracias por seguirme!
— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) November 8, 2011
9. Rania Al Abdullah
Designation: Queen consort of Jordan
Joined: April 2009
Salaam! Last time you heard from me, we worked together to breakdown
— Rania Al Abdullah (@QueenRania) May 7, 2009
10. Shinzo Abe
Designation: Prime Minister of Japan
Joined: January 2012
— 安倍晋三 (@AbeShinzo) February 17, 2012
Designation: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Joined: June 2016
Today I launch my campaign to be our next PM. Please read & share my vision of a country that works for everyone: https://t.co/TqTTz0hlIz TM
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) June 30, 2016
12. Salman bin Abdulaziz
Designation: King of Saudi Arabia
Joined: January 2013
هذا هو الحساب الرسمي والوحيد لصاحب السمو الملكي الأمير سلمان بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود. ولي عهد المملكة العربية السعودية.
— سلمان بن عبدالعزيز (@KingSalman) February 23, 2013
13. Jacinda Ardern
Designation: Prime Minister of New Zealand
Joined: March 2009
learning to use twitter and eat lunch simultaneously. hope i can get the food off my screen!
— Jacinda Ardern (@jacindaardern) March 11, 2009
14. Dmitry Medvedev
Designation: Prime Minister of Russia
Joined: June 2010
Всем привет! Я в Твиттере и это мое6 первое сообщение!
— Дмитрий Медведев (@MedvedevRussia) June 23, 2010
15. Juan Manuel Santos
Designation: President of Colombia
Joined: August 2009
Simplemente: Si no es Uribe es Santos!
— Juan Manuel Santos (@JuanManSantos) August 11, 2009
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