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 Vancouver and B.C. personalities.
— michaeljfox.org (@MichaelJFoxOrg) November 26, 2014
Ryan Reynolds first tweet was, well, a retweet. But it was for a good cause.
Hello. This is Seth. And… I TWEET!!! — Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 22, 2011
The comedian kept it simple. He is Seth. He tweets. Five years later, his Twitter bio still reads “I… Tweet!!!!!!”
Finally on twitter
— Jason Priestley (@Jason_Priestley) July 29, 2009
The Beverley Hills 90210 star and graduate of North Vancouver’s Argyle Secondary School tweeted about being on Twitter. That first little tweet got no love. Sad face.
Carbon offsets: a tool in the fight against global warming: By David Suzuki with Faisal Moola The science is cle.. http://u.mavrev.com/zei8 — David Suzuki (@DavidSuzuki) August 8, 2009
The environmental activist first used Twitter to bring attention to carbon offsets.
Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Is finally on twitter
— Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) March 17, 2009
Carly is finally on Twitter! The singer from Mission joined the site March 17, 2009. So tweet us, maybe?
Michael J. Fox
The Sunday NBC night game theme music rips off Joan Jett — Michael J. Fox (@realmikefox) October 31, 2011
Michael J. Fox apparently feels very passionately about NBC’s Sunday night game theme music. Wonder how Joan Jett feels about it all?
Premier Christy Clark
Returning to the air on Monday, August 31st after a great vacation. Checkout my new website -… http://bit.ly/xBVgg
— Christy Clark (@christyclarkbc) August 27, 2009
Premier Christy Clark first tweeted before she was even premier and was still an on-air host at CKNW. Apparently she had a great vacation in August of 2009.
Mayor Gregor Robertson
Learning to tweet — Gregor Robertson (@MayorGregor) September 27, 2008
Before he was tweeting about all things Vancouver, Mayor Gregor Robertson was, well, learning to tweet. Looks like ol’ Gregor has the hang of it now.
Writing an update in my Diary including new info on my natural line of products – http://www.pamelachannel.com/channel/category/diary/
— Pamela Anderson (@pamfoundation) April 18, 2009
Former Baywatch babe and current animal activist Pamela Anderson tweeted about her natural line of products in 2009.
i remember my first twit… — Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) April 28, 2009
Bryan Adams remembers his first twit.
And if you want to follow some Vancity Buzz staffers…
- Editor-in-Chief Farhan Mohamed: @farhanmohamed
- Deputy Editor Kenneth Chan: @
- Senior Editor Lindsay William-Ross: @
- Online Editor Daniel Bettridge: @
- 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