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What was your first tweet? Twitter allows users to find opening messages as shaky posts from Kent users revealed

20 March 2014
by KentOnline reporter

They are the messages supposed to sum up our thoughts to the world in just 140 characters.

But, as Twitter turns eight today, there is one thing that seems to unite the first tweets of the people of Kent - they were, generally, quite dull.

The social network has launched a new site revealing its users' first tweets - and it has taken the internet by storm using the #firsttweet hashtag.

Here we've picked out the first tweets of 10 notable Kent accounts. What was your first tweet? Let us know by leaving a comment below.


1. Helen Grant

The Maidstone and the Weald MP was stating the obvious in her first post on March 16, 2009.

2. KCC press desk

The Kent County Council press office kicked off its Twitter life with this message on January 17, 2012.

3. Ann Barnes

Kent police commissioner Ann Barnes promised easy ways for people to get in touch in this first tweet on December 3, 2012.

4. Julian Clary

Racy comic Julian Clary, who lives in Aldington, launched himself on Twitter with a sedate message on May 12, 2009.

5. Gillingham FC

The Gills had their eye on the ball when they joined Twitter on October 27, 2011.

6. Mick Jagger

Dartford-born rocker Mick Jagger can't have got much satisfaction from this beginner's tweet on January 4, 2011.

7. Kelly Brook

Model Kelly Brook, from Rochester, showed her international side with her first post from New York on September 8, 2010.

8. Paul O'Grady

Aldington-based TV presenter Paul O'Grady ended his first tweet on December 11, 2013 with a kiss.

9. Kent Police

Kent Police explained to motorists why they were delayed on the M2 in this first tweet on May 19, 2010.

10. Paul Francis

The KM Group's political editor posed a question with his first musing on Twitter on April 7, 2010. 

What was your first tweet? Let us know by leaving a message below.

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