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21 First Tweets You Need to See

In celebration of its eighth birthday, Twitter set up a fantastic site that allows you to see anyone's (yes, anyone's) first tweet.

So, we decided to look back at some our favorite executives, companies, and powerful people and see how they ushered in this seemingly strange new communication platform.

We're not going to lie—it's pretty great. (And, yes, a pretty great reminder that nothing you put out there on the interwebz ever goes away.)

Some, like Bill, realized it was a good for promotion right away.

Arianna, being Arianna, nailed it from the start. She even used a bitly!

The Donald used it to tweet about The Donald. Obviously.

Steve Case and Martha let the world know they were first-timers.

And Billy C. used it to once again prove he is the coolest person on Earth.

Colbert had the proper mix of charm, humor, and of course, promotion.

Step aside, HillDawg has it from here.

Muse co-founder Kathryn probably wants a do-over. (RIP, Pretty Young Professional.)

And Muse co-founder Alex only joined to hawk a delicious ketchup company on the world.

A ketchup company that didn't even tweet back at her!

These two powerful women were just excited to be getting on the Twitter bus.

While Sheryl gave her first status update and an open invitation to robbers.

Hey, Facebook, not bad for a first tweet. (Not great, either.)

NPR quickly went to work building out its followers.

While The Muse was just excited to be on Twitter (despite the awkward URL).

Not sure where Richard was, but glad were weren't there.

Elon used Twitter to set the world straight. The real Elon please stand up.

Oh Oprah, that was such an Oprah tweet!

And our personal favorite: Ellen.

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