First tweets - what the stars said

Funny? Boring? Rude? Twitter's tool lets you discover the tweets of your favourite celebrities.

Press Association
Last updated: 13 March 2019 - 6.07pm

Eight years ago Twitter launched pubically. First-tweets.com is a tool that enables users to look up their very first post to the site.

The service also allows you to type in the name of any Twitter account, and find out what their first tweet was. Since co-founder Jack Dorsey's maiden quote in March 2006, the site has grown to over 241 million users, spanning 35 different languages.

The most followed account on Twitter is that of singer Katy Perry, who currently has more than 50 million followers, having joined the site in February 2009. The current top ten most followed accounts are all accessible via the new  tool.

Top ten most followed Twitter accounts and their first tweets.

 

1. Katy Perry - @KatyPerry - 54.4 million followers

2. Justin Bieber - @JustinBieber - 52.9 million followers

 

3. Barack Obama - @BarackObama - 44.1 million followers

 

4. YouTube - @YouTube - 43.6 million followers


5. Taylor Swift - @TaylorSwift13 - 41.9 million followers

6. Lady Gaga - @LadyGaga - 41.6 million followers

7. Britney Spears - @Britney Spears - 38.1 million followers

 

8. Rihanna - @Rihanna - 36.4 million followers

 

9. Instagram - @Instagram - 33.8 million foillowers

 

10. Justin Timberlake - @JTimberlake - 33.1 million followers

 

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