Twitter's been around long enough now (it launched in July 2006), that today it started a #FirstTweet campaign. Anyone with a Twitter account can visit discover.twitter.com/first-tweet and see exactly how they began their foray into microblogging.
Palo Alto, Calif., CIO Jonathan Reichental, for instance, tweeted his first message on March 30, 2007 — and he shared his #FirstTweet again today:
And California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's (@GavinNewsom) #FirstTweet, on Dec. 19, 2007, was about his volunteering: "Helping the San Francisco Food Bank feed those who would otherwise go hungry this holiday season. Donate at http://www.sffoodbank.org/," he wrote.
Meanwhile in Philadelphia, Chief Innovation Officer Adel Ebeid (@adelebeid) tweeted for the first time on Nov. 10, 2011:
In the Lone Star State, CIO Karen Robinson (@kwrobinsonTXCIO) tweeted for the first time on Jan. 18, 2012, saying, "Hello world! I'm Karen Robinson, CIO for Texas. Looking to connect with folks interested in #gov20 #egov #tech #leadership."
And the National Association of Chief Information Officers shared its first tweet from March 4, 2009: