Whether you’re a student hunting down internships, or a small business working to obtain more customers, an online brand is key for managing your reputation and appeal. We continuously stress to students how important it is to trademark your online presence, and to keep in mind that even your first tweets can be searched and analyzed by employers!
In honor of Twitter’s 8th birthday, we compiled a list of the first tweets ever tweeted by the biggest minds in business, fashion, and technology. See how these moguls first began using social media and how they made their debut on Twitter.
Creator of Harry Potter
I am told that people have been twittering on my behalf, so I thought a brief visit was in order just to prevent any more confusion!
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 17, 2009
American Software Developer
eat ideas flying around. — Dave Winer ☮ (@davewiner) August 5, 2006
Microsoft Co- Founder
“Hello World.” Hard at work on my foundation letter – publishing on 1/25. — Bill Gates (@BillGates) January 19, 2010
just setting up my twttr — Jack Dorsey (@jack) March 21, 2006
CEO and Co-Founder of HubSpot
I chatted a bit with Jeff Taylor of Monster.com fame at Banq last pm. He’s a very nice guy. — Brian Halligan (@bhalligan) June 15, 2008
CEO of Apple Inc.
Visited Retail Stores in Palo Alto today. Seeing so many happy customers reminds us of why we do what we do. — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 20, 2013
Chairman and CEO of News Corporation (News Corps.)
Have just. Read The Rational Optimist. Great book. — Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) December 31, 2011
American Fashion Designer
hey everyone. its marc.
— Marc Jacobs (@marcjacobs) December 14, 2010
Founder of Virgin Group
All of us at Virgin are doing our best to help out with the Australia floods relief http://ow.ly/3DLZH follow @VirginUnite & @VirginBlue
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) January 14, 2011
Intuit’s President and Chief Executive Officer
Small biz hiring up first time in 4 years http://t.co/M4yWXF2rtz
— Brad Smith (@IntuitBrad) December 4, 2013
Comment below with the most interesting first tweet you read today!