Here’s something that’s sure to make you feel old: Twitter turns 10 today. That’s right, the social media giant that allows anyone to have a voice – for better or for worse – is now a decade old.
To celebrate, we dug deep into the archives of Twitter (ok, we might have just used this app) and discovered the very first tweets of 10 notable Calgary and Alberta personalities.
Getting ready to go to school early, so I can practice.
— Kiesza (@Kiesza) February 9, 2009
Five years ago, Kiesza was going to school early to practice – but practice what? Singing? Dancing? Math? We’ll never know.
I just got talked into joining Twitter..so twitter I am and twitter I go! — jann arden (@jannarden) March 5, 2009
Jann apparently needed some persuading to join Twitter – but alas, here she is.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi
— Naheed Nenshi (@nenshi) April 23, 2009
Where would we be without Mayor Nenshi’s tweets about lost dogs in Calgary? No where.
Tegan and Sara
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
This tweet by the twin sister singing duo is kind of amazing. While accurate, they also seem to refer to themselves as one person – creepy or endearing? Hard to say.
Finally gave in, Hello twitter!
In Copenhagen brrrrr
— Heather Marks (@h_marks) March 5, 2010
Model Heather Marks was in Copenhagen, and it was chilly. You’d think Calgary would have toughened her skin.
Jessica Parker Kennedy
Finally on twitter! Hello everyone! — Jessica P Kennedy (@JParkerK) October 11, 2011
The actress from Calgary wanted to let you know that she’s on Twitter.
Check out the new Conservative Party web site: http://www.conservative.ca
— Stephen Harper (@stephenharper) September 2, 2008
Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper really wanted you to check out the Conservative Party’s new website eight years ago.
The Hitman is on Twitter! (finally!) So any thoughts from fans on how I can verify my account and get rid of the fakes on Twitter? — Bret Hart (@BretHart) February 28, 2011
The wrestler had to – er – wrestle with eliminating fake accounts back in 2011.
Just joined Twitter. Trying to figure it out….
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 16, 2009
Step one: figure out Twitter. Step two: campaign to lead the republican party in the presidential primary.
I tried 2 add pic but JPG was 2 large, I’m insulted. Hello twitter! Elisha xo — Elisha Cuthbert (@HappyElishas) January 29, 2013
Elisha seemed to be off on the wrong foot with Twitter. She was downright insulted, in fact.
And if you want to follow some Calgary Buzz staffers…
- Editor-in-Chief Farhan Mohamed: @farhanmohamed
- Deputy Editor Kenneth Chan: @
- Senior Editor Lindsay William-Ross: @
- Online Editor Daniel Bettridge: @
- City Editor Malika Karim: @Malika_Karim_
- Staff Writer Lauren Sundstrom: @
- Staff Writer Jess Flemming: @
- Staff Writer Jenni Sheppard: @
Starting in 🇦🇺 on 3/21 and moving across the 🌍, we thank you for 10 incredible years.
— Twitter (@twitter) March 20, 2016