Today is Twitter's 8th birthday. To celebrate, they released a new feature that let's you discover the first tweet of anyone using the social network. This is a very embarrassing service to offer. Recycled first tweets are like first pancakes you put in the freezer and forgot about, and then five years later someone found it and put it on Instagram without even using a filter. Or a picture of you in your very awkward youth making its way onto the Internet.
So, of course, we decided to take the best first tweets of politicians and sort them by flavor. Enjoy.
There are the excited first tweets.
we are excited to announce Twitter. Stay tuned for our youtube and website updates.— Sen. Jeff Sessions (@SenatorSessions) June 17, 2009
Excited to start this new Twitter account!— Senator John Thune (@SenJohnThune) May 16, 2011
It's about time I'm doing my first update. I'm so happy I have 86 followers! I am in route to a house party in Erie— Jared Polis (@jaredpolis) October 26, 2008
I'm excited to serve Wisconsin's 7th District - stay tuned for more updates!— Sean Duffy (@RepSeanDuffy) January 4, 2011
My first official post on twitter! Now off to chair calif democratic delegation meeting..— Rep. Zoe Lofgren (@RepZoeLofgren) June 1, 2011
Hello Twitter! We anticipate that this account will be a great way to keep everyone up to date on our 2010 campaign. Stay tuned for updates!— Tim Bishop (@TimBishopNY) June 10, 2010
My first tweet! Photos, updates and more coming soon. For now, read this great NYT editorial on employment: http://nyti.ms/aOv3Fz— Jim McDermott (@RepJimMcDermott) April 13, 2010
Senator Patty Murray’s press office is now on twitter! Follow us for news releases, schedule updates, and more!— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) May 9, 2011
Thanks for following me on my official Congressional Twitter account. I'll be using this frequently to update you on legislation and events!— Joe Wilson (@RepJoeWilson) May 16, 2011
Excited to be a part of the 113th Congress and am ready to get to work for the people of Florida's 3rd Congressional District. - Ted— Ted Yoho (@RepTedYoho) January 9, 2013
Was just sworn in and am so excited to officially begin serving the people of #IL08!— Tammy Duckworth (@RepDuckworth) January 3, 2013
There are the confused first tweets.
Entering the brave new world of Twitter. What the heck is this anyway?— Paul Ryan (@RepPaulRyan) February 4, 2009
First tweet. What happens next?— Jim Himes (@jahimes) April 16, 2009
There are Chuck Grassley first tweets.
Attending events in Iowa— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) November 26, 2007
There are ominous first tweets that end in ellipses.
Twitter updates coming soon ...— Dave Camp (@RepDaveCamp) April 6, 2009
Check out my first bill... http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2011/01/rep_grimm_veterans_010611.html— Rep. Michael Grimm (@repmichaelgrimm) January 12, 2011
Congresswoman Sinema's Official Twitter feed is live in 3, 2...— Kyrsten Sinema (@RepSinema) January 14, 2013
On the Senate floor for my first vote...— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) January 11, 2009
There are first tweets about lunch.
Hi all just had a heartsmart lunch— Barbara Mikulski (@SenatorBarb) April 22, 2010
on the road to Toledo to meet w econ dev folks, solar energy co. beautiful day. any suggestions on lunch spot?— Rob Portman (@robportman) July 17, 2009
There are first tweets that try 2 speak Internet
Happy 2 join twitter and stay in touch with Central Washington— Doc Hastings (@DocHastings) November 2, 2011
I'm thinking about twittering during all of the hoopla over the next few days. What do you think?— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) January 17, 2009
BLOGGED: Today's Reads (7/8) http://bit.ly/10TSAd— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 8, 2009
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There are #humblebrag first tweets.
Have an op-ed on TownHall.com: http://tinyurl.com/ytndvb— John Boehner (@johnboehner) April 21, 2007
Check out my interview on The Rachel Maddow Show available on my YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/CoryBookerdotcom— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) November 6, 2008
Just finished voting for the day— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) March 12, 2008
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson was appointed to House and Senate negotiations on a final Fiscal Year 2010 Subcommittee funding bill, today.— Cong. Mike Simpson (@CongMikeSimpson) September 30, 2009
spent day calling constituents, always enjoy talking to people one on one— Louise Slaughter (@louiseslaughter) August 25, 2009
There are the first tweets with unnecessary live-tweeting.
loading Mom's new ipod— tammyduckworth (@tammyduckworth) December 30, 2008
I am working in my office on Capitol Hill today.— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) January 23, 2009
Over the weekend I did some research on Twitter and figured I’d better get started I'll keep you posted on what I'm doing— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) April 21, 2009
is using Twitter for the first time.— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) December 10, 2008
I'm setting up my new Twitter account.— Joe Barton (@RepJoeBarton) February 2, 2009
learning about twitter— Thomas Ravenel (@Thomasravenel) January 12, 2009
Heading to Mass— Christine O'Donnell (@ChristineOD) May 17, 2009
Setting up twitter— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) December 2, 2008
Just endorsed John McCain— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) February 7, 2008
And, there are the #hashtag #happy first tweets.
The national debt is more than $14 trillion. No more political games. It's time to pass a budget in the Senate. #tcot— Dean Heller (@SenDeanHeller) May 24, 2011