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First Tweet From @jackThe very first Tweet ever sent on Twitter came on March 21, 2006. Twitter creator Jack Dorsey (@jack) announced simply, "inviting coworkers." So there you go. Obviously this one, like many of the biggest and best (and, in this case, first) Tweets, was retweeted many, many times.
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@BPGlobalPR Tweets the Oil Spill CrisisIn the wake of the devastating Gulf Coast oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill, people were mad - but @BPGlobalPR came to the rescue, providing a much-needed reprieve of humor. The account gained followers very quickly, with Tweets like this gem:
"If we had a dollar for every complaint about this oil spill, it wouldn't compare to our current fortune. Oil is a lucrative industry!"
Yep. The fake BP PR Twitter account became a phenomenon - and attracted a lot more followers than the real BP account!
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Earthquakes and Pap SmearsTwitter user Verdell Wilson, better known as @MissRFTC, took the opportunity to inform her many followers on July 29, 2008, that an earthquake hit at exactly the wrong time: while her doctor was um, giving her an exam. Her OB/GYN. Yeah, that kind of exam. Her Tweet:
"I am totally serious. My My Ob/Gyn was IN my vagina and an earthquake started rattling the room!"
Awkward. Think you have enough to worry about at the OB/GYN, ladies? Think again
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Kanye West and his Water Bottle CrisisTwitter just wouldn't be the same without some of @kanyewest's nutty ramblings. Like this Tweet, where he has a few words to say about water bottles. Specifically, having to "be responsible" for them. Total meltdown over a water bottle. Don't you have assistants who can take responsibility for your water bottles, Kanye?
"I hate when I'm on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle."
This Tweet earned Kanye "Best Tweet" honors at the 2011 O Music Awards, by the way.
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Kanye West and his Persian RugsDear @kanyewest: Sometimes you kinda come off as a little kooky. Your personality is a bit over-the-top, especially on Twitter. Like with this Tweet, where you express concern about Persian rugs. Come ON dude really? Prior to this particular July 2010 Tweet, Kanye was obsessing about goblets. To be fair, he was in the middle of prepping a new music video "portrait" for the song "Power" (which yes, featured goblets, Persian rugs and the like). Maybe he needed the rug for the video?
Here's the full Tweet:
"I specifically ordered persian rugs with cherub imagery!!! What do I have to do to get a simple persian rug with cherub imagery uuuuugh"
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