The social network celebrated its eighth birthday by allowing users to see their first Tweets, much to the chagrin of many Hollywood stars
How awkward was your first time?
For many Hollywood personalities, their first foray into Twitter was as graceful as bumper cars. For others, it was a goofy joke about their lack of computer skills. Whether it was funny, banal or bizarre, Twitter has provided a tool so they can always be reminded. To commemorate the eighth anniversary of the first Tweet, Twitter has introduced a #FirstTweet tool that lets users go back in time to their first post.
TheWrap thought it would be fun to review some of the most memorable Hollywood first Tweets.
Director Judd Apatow began his Twitter like he was writing in a journal.
Day one of the diary of my next film. Started tweeting. Did not write. Maybe I will start writing it tomorrow.
Danny DeVito left nothing to the imagination for his inaugural message. “I just joined Twitter! I don’t really get this site or how it works. My nuts are on fire,” he exclaimed.
I just joined Twitter! I don’t really get this site or how it works. My nuts are on fire.
- Danny DeVito (@DannyDeVito) September 5, 2009
Lindsay Lohan commemorated the occasion by wishing her then-girlfriend Samantha Ronson a safe flight. “FLY SAFE… love you”
Kevin Spacey was uncomfortable about the new experience. “This is new territory and not sure how I feel about it.”
Tyrese had a particularly awkward first Tweet, apparently referencing Chris Brown’s assault on Rihanna.
Just got back to my office was with Puff Talking to Chris B about all this Drama……. You?
- Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) March 16, 2009
“Divergent” star Shailene Woodley didn’t hold back and went after the agrobuisness Monsanto for her first Tweet. “The company Monsanto makes my Scorpio fire blaze; help stop Walmart from selling genetically modified sweet corn.”
The company Monsanto makes my Scorpio fire blaze; help stop Walmart from selling genetically modified sweet corn: http://t.co/LH3OjSRo
- Shailene Woodley (@shailenewoodley) February 3, 2012
Monty Python actor John Cleese reminded people he was still kicking. “i am still alive.”
i am still alive
Vivica A. Fox led off with a typo, “Hey everyboby!” (sic)
Hey everyboby! This is really me! This page will be verified very soon! Have a blessed day! TTTYS! Viv..
- Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) September 16, 2010
Spike Lee took the opportunity to introduce himself as “Speeezy.”
This is Speeezy. Microphone Check 1-2.1-2. The Bona-fide Spike Lee – Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) March 13, 2011
J.J. Abrams’s first tweet had an exciting sci-fi thriller vibe.
- Bad Robot (@bad_robot) December 15, 2012
David Lynch did a time and temperature update.
It’s a Tuesday. Here in LA: Blue skies, golden sunshine, a gentle breeze. 59°F 15°C. Have a great day!
- David Lynch (@DAVID_LYNCH) January 7, 2009
Michael J. Fox made a quirky Joan Jett joke.
The Sunday NBC night game theme music rips off Joan Jett — Michael J. Fox (@realmikefox) October 31, 2011
Russell Crowe’s first tweet was saying hi to his “Robin Hood” co-star Scott Grimes.
- Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) April 15, 2010
Ed Norton advised his followers against eating farmed salmon. “DON’T EAT FARMED SALMON,” he stressed.
June 22 – Connemara, Western Ireland: along a beautiful salmon stream. No salmon this year. DON’T EAT FARMED SALMON. 4.0 miles
- Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) September 2, 2009
Cameron Diaz made up a word for the moment. “Twelloooo!!!”
I JUST got a super cool new app called Twitter. Twelloooo!!!
- Cameron (@CameronDiaz) November 8, 2013
Kevin Smith was apparently at a movie screening during his first Tweet.
Showing my flick to some fresh eyes, backing up laptop.
- KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) May 7, 2008
Perhaps the weirdest first tweet was when Joan Rivers retweeted a detractor who was not a fan of her getting motor boated.