We’re experiencing a lot of firsts here at TweetReports; first launch, first press coverage, first dance… and it got us thinking back to the days of yore — late 2008 — when our brand monitoring tool was just an idea when we posted our first Tweet. It got us wondering, besides us, what else have some of the world elite, nation’s biggest companies and most recognized brands said with their first tweet?

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First Twitter Messages By World Leading Brands


@jack | First Tweet: 1:02 PM March 26 2006

Ace Hardware

@AceHardware | First Tweet: 7:23 AM Jun 3rd 2009

Ace Hardware First Twitter Message

Welcome to the Ace Hardware Twitterstream! Stop in now thru June 8 for the Live Life Outside Sale


@allstate | First Tweet: 3:50 PM Sep 9th 2008

Allstate Insurance First Twitter Message

How do u think Gospel Music Heritage Month should be celebrated? http://tinyurl.com/6dnk8r


@amazon | First Tweet: 3:07 PM Feb 14th 2009

Amazon First Twitter Message

Follow Amazon Lightning Deals! @amazondeals

American Express

@AmericanExpress | First Tweet: 7:51 AM Nov 9th 2009

American Express First Tweet

Hi everyone, jazzed to be here! We have lots in store & a big surprise today for Cardmember music fans-an event w a rock icon just for you!


@bbcbreaking | First Tweet: 10:37 AM Apr 22nd 2007

BBC First Twitter Message

Hostage shot dead at Nasa office: A gunman kills a hostage and himself at Nasa's Johnson Space Center in Texas

Best Buy

@BestBuy | First Tweet: 3:57 PM Jan 28th 2009

Best Buy First Twitter Message

We're not posting quite yet, but many of our people are already in here… follow them on Best Buy Connect! http://bit.ly/bestbuy_connect


@bmwusanews | First Tweet: 12:28 PM Apr 23rd, 2009

BMW USA First Test Tweet

This is a test tweet.

Cisco Systems

@CiscoSystems | First Tweet: 12:12 AM Oct 22nd 2008

Cisco Systems First Twitter Message

Technology Enables Retailers to Succeed in Overseas Markets http://tinyurl.com/5ma5hz


@Citi_Forward | First Tweet: 5:48 AM Feb 27th 2009

Citi First Twitter Post

New survey on ppl and $$: 82% admitted they can do a better job managing their $. Get tips at http://www.usecreditwisely.com


@cnn | First Tweet: 1:47 PM Apr 23rd 2008

CNN First Twitter Message

Shrimp plant likened to medieval fortress http://tinyurl.com/6evvka


@CocaCola | First Tweet: 1:33 PM May 28th 2009

Coca Cola First Twitter Message

RT @Kenth Better than bananas! Zoo uses Coca-Cola to snare escaped gorilla back to habitat http://tinyurl.com/o6n8jk


@comcastcares | First Tweet: 6:11 AM Feb 24th 2009

Comcast First Twitter Tweet

@abdinoor DM her contact information and phone number on the account and we will reach out to her


@DellOutlet | First Tweet: 6:57 PM Jan 21st, 2008

DELL First Twitter Message

RT @Kenth Better than bananas! Zoo uses Coca-Cola to snare escaped gorilla back to habitat http://tinyurl.com/o6n8jk


@DIRECTV | First Tweet: 1:33 PM Jun 4th 2008

DIRECTV First Twitter Message

As many Twitter users have noticed, you can now program your DIRECTV DVR from your PC or mobile phone: http://tinyurl.com/4m9ejw

Donald Trump

@realDonaldTrump | First Tweet: 1:54 PM May 4th 2009

Donald Trump First Twitter Message

Be sure to tune in and watch Donald Trump on Late Night with David Letterman as he presents the Top Ten List tonight!

Dunkin’ Donuts

@DunkinDonuts | First Tweet: 9:39 AM Oct 24th 2008

Dunkin Donuts First Twitter Message

Hello from DD HQ! We’re excited to be here and look forward to talking with you. Dunkin' Beat Starbucks http://tinyurl.com/6x2b7j . Agree?


@eBay | First Tweet: 7:14 AM Feb 16th 2009

eBay First Twitter Message

Talk with us @eBayDE (eBay in Germany) and @eBayUK (eBay in the United Kingdom) - we'll be happy to listen to you!


@FedexDolores | First Tweet: 9:42 AM Apr 28th 2009

FedEx First Offical Tweet on Twitter

@theGruMfs hi this is FedexDolores, would you like for me to help you?

Ford Motor Company

@Ford | First Tweet: 4:11 PM Oct 13th 2008

Ford Motor Company First Twitter Message

Welcome new followers! Looking forward to connecting with you, learning about you, and sharing Ford news along the way.


@ge_reports | First Tweet: 1:19 PM Oct 24th 2008

GE's First Twitter Message

Update on GE's announcement to access the Commercial Paper Funding Facility www.gereports.com


@google | First Tweet: 4:04 PM Feb 25th 2009

Google First Twitter Message

I'm 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010

Harley Davidson

@harleydavidson | First Tweet: 11:47 AM Jan 27th, 2009

Harley Davidson First Twitter Message

Check out the New Iron 883™. The latest blacked-out and stripped-down H-D Dark Custom motorcycle starts at just $7,899. h-d.com/darkcustom

Hewlett-Packard (HP)

@HPCorp | First Tweet: 9:57 AM May 12th

Hewlett-Packard (HP) First Twitter Tweet

HP MediaSmart Connec Windows 7 to be ready for holiday shopping season: Microsoft has finall.. http://tinyurl.com/p2yvu7 SS


@honda | First Tweet: 12:46 AM Jun 15th 2009

Honda America First Twitter Post

For the latest updates from American Honda please follow @alicia_at_honda.


@s3n | First Tweet: 3:14 PM Jul 7th 2008

IBM First Twitter Message

Great article on how to use social networking to reduce email. http://tinyurl.com/5642b6


@JobsatIntel | First Tweet: 4:27 PM Jul 2nd 2008

Intel Corporation First Twitter Post

Hot Job from Intel Corporation: Graphics Validation Engineer – Req 547026 http://tinyurl.com/3lv263

JetBlue Airways

@JetBlue | First Tweet: 8:59 AM Jul 2nd 2007

JetBlue Airways First Twitter Message

Woo-hoo! I am the official airline of Springfield! Aye carumba!


@KmartDealsnNews | First Tweet: 3:11 PM Feb 28th, 2009

Kmart First Twitter Post

I'm wondering if people are digging the free shipping on orders over $49...its the last day of the deal


@kodakCB | First Tweet: 4:09 PM Apr 29th 2008

Kodak First Twitter Post

There is too much good stuff going on at Kodak to not be tweeting it! So here I go.


@Lowes | First Tweet: 4:49 AM Jan 22nd 2009

Lowes Home Improvement First Twitter Message

We're glad to finally be on Twitter. Stay tuned for promotions and home improvement tips brought to you by Lowe's Home Improvement.

March of Dimes

@marchofdimes | First Tweet: 12:05 PM Aug 30th, 2007

March of Dimes First Twitter Post

Hair removal, including getting your eyebrows done or your bikini line waxed is usually safe during pregnancy


@Mcdonalds | First Tweet: 2:07 PM Sep 15th 2009

McDonalds First Twitter Message

We'll be joining you very soon. Stay tuned.


@MercedesBenzUK | First Tweet: 10:36 AM Jun 24th 2009

Mercedes-Benz First Twitter Post

New on Mercedes-Benz.tv: Mixed Tape 27 http://bit.ly/1126TB #mixedtape


@Microsoft | First Tweet: 1:26 PM Jul 6th 2009

Microsoft First Tweet

MS Research article on Gazelle, the browser operating system concept http://bit.ly/YmxTY & RT: Gazelle Goes on Tour http://bit.ly/214Bt ^SL


@motodeals | First Tweet: 10:52 AM Jun 19th 2008

Motorola First Twitter Post

Follow @MotoDeals and save! Direct from Motorola some of the best deals on phones and accessories available anywhere.

National Geographic

@National_Geo | First Tweet: 4:44 AM May 23rd 2008

National Geographic First Twitter Message

We're preparing to air Stonehenge Decoded, an all new documentary which tells the story of the ancient yet iconic landmark.


@netflix | First Tweet: 11:31 PM Oct 2nd 2008
Netflix First Twitter Post

New York Times

@nytimes | First Tweet: 3:00 PM Oct 20th 2008

New York Times First Twitter Post

NYT NEWS ALERT: Signs of Easing Credit and Talk of Stimulus Buoy Stocks; Dow Gains About 4.6 Percent


@notofficialnike | First Tweet: 10:51 PM Jul 5th, 2008

Nike First Offical Tweet

Just do it.


@nokia | First Tweet: 6:08 AM Jun 4th 2009

Nokia First Twitter Message

Nokia N97 mobile computer to begin selling worldwide in June: Espoo, Finland - The highly anticipated Nokia N97,.. http://u.mavrev.com/7jz4


@Pepsi | First Tweet: 10:18 PM Mar 29th 2009

Pepsi First Twitter Message

Hello Tweeps! Let's talk.

Sony PlayStation

@SonyPlayStation | First Tweet: 2:19 PM Feb 12th 2008

Sony PlayStation First Twitter Message

we'll be sharing more info here on Sony's whereabouts at GDC08, including updates on our blogger lounge:http://tinyurl.com/27yyoo

Southwest Airlines

@Southwestair | First Tweet: 3:41 PM Jul 2nd 2007

Southest Airlines First Twitter Post

Checking out these great DING! fares through 8pm Central tonight, July 2, 2007!


@Starbucks | First Tweet: 5:22 PM Aug 12th 2008

Starbuks First Twitter Message

Welcome to Starbucks Twitter land!

State Farm

Twitter @StateFarm | First Tweet: 8:25 AM Jun 12th, 2008

State Farm Insurance First Twitter Message

Interested in helping people? http://www.sfyourstyle.com/


@Target | First Tweet: 11:57 AM Nov 22nd 2009

Target Corp First Twitter Post

Hello, Twitterverse! Target here. We've got news and deals to share, and we're looking forward to hearing from you.

The Home Depot

@HomeDepot | First Tweet: 10:18 AM May 16th 2008

The Home Depot First Twitter Message

Getting ready for big Memorial Day sales next weekend! check it out at www.homedepot.com


@Toyota | First Tweet: 11:21 PM Apr 7th 2008

Toyota First Twitter Post

08 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach coming up April 18-20...celeb race should be fun! http://tinyurl.com/68o7tm

United Airlines

@UnitedAirlines | First Tweet: 2:31 PM Mar 18th 2009

United Airline First Twitter Message

@BreonaSmith Thanks for the support. Raised 55 million miles for Amer. Cancer Soc. http://tinyurl.com/cj2xqv


@UPS_News | First Tweet: 7:05 AM Jan 5th 2009

UPS First Official Twitter Post

UPS Extends Relationship with NHRA, http://tinyurl.com/7w2vgo

Walt Disney World

@WaltDisneyWorld | First Tweet: 12:27 AM Jun 24th 2008

Walt Disney World First Official Twitter Message

@twisney mk, Independence Day Sparkles At Walt Disney World Resort With Star-Spangled Pyrotechnics Performances http://tinyurl.com/4z7pbr

Whole Foods

@wholefoods | First Tweet: 2:38 PM Jun 20th 2008

Whole Foods First Twitter Post

need help expanding your small, local food producing business? we can help! http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/products/locallygrown/lplp


@zappos | First Tweet: 10:00 AM Mar 8th 2008

Zappos First Twitter Message

Special Addition

1st Marriage Proposal Tweet

@CurtButhman proposes to @MarshaCollier during her #custserv Twitter chat

And, saving the best for last. the CIA’s first tweet.

@CIA | First Tweet: 10:49 AM June 6, 2014