Last week, Twitter launched a new widget that lets you discover your
first tweet #FirstTweet. Naturally, once you’ve discovered your own, you’re likely to be off and running to find the first tweets of all your favorite accounts. I certainly was. But once I ran through dril, Sex Carl, rad milk, and a slew of others, I turned my attention to some of the artists we play on RadioBDC.
There are tons of first posts that look like this.
Testing the twitter…
— Radiohead (@radiohead) February 1, 2010
And some cheeky ones, like this from Two Door Cinema Club.
First full day in the studio. So far we have played a cowbell. Things are coming along nicely.
— Two Door Cinema Club (@TDCinemaClub) July 6, 2009
Some first tweets were endearing, like Dan from Bastille‘s.
Is in the studio severely messing up some vocal attempts
— BASTILLE (@bastilledan) February 20, 2009
Others opened with sad attempts at humor (sorry, Mr. Gibbard).
Sorry I'm late, guys. I was mistakenly "tweeding" over at some site called "twidder" for the last 13 months.
— Benjamin Gibbard (@Gibbstack) February 4, 2011
Some went for engagement right off the bat.
What IS twitter!?!?!?
— Gentlemen HALL (@gentlemenhall) April 7, 2009
Others offered musical selections.
Frightened Rabbit – Midnight Organ Fight – cannot stop listening to it! Hello, I got a twitter, sue me.
— Frank Turner (@frankturner) March 11, 2009
just listening to Lily Allen and surfin the web
— Lorde Henrique (@Lorde) June 20, 2007
Oops, wrong Lorde. Although, when you look at them side-by-side, either one works.
i think my fingernails are too short to be a member of the twittersphere
— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 22, 2012
Jake Bugg‘s first tweet attempted to tie Twitter into the Twin Peaks universe, I think.
twitter is bob
— Jake Bugg (@JakeBugg) December 8, 2010
This one’s my favorite, though, I think. Some deep insight from Tegan. Or Sara. Whoever posted it.
Sometimes I get overwhelmed with how many ways there are to communicate and I panic and think about starting again. This happens often.
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) February 25, 2009
Next up, Steph Mangan will corral some local artists’ first tweets. Stay tuned.