If you hadn’t seen already, Twitter released a tool that lets you pull up the first tweet launched from a particular handle. It’s a fun exercise to see what (and when) athletes finally joined the social media platform.
Some players kept it very generic, which was a bit of a let down:
Ola Twitter! Welcome to my new official Twitter page…— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano)June 15, 2010
Hey everybody.. Here’s my official twitter account even though I said I’d never get one! Ha— Clint Dempsey (@clint_dempsey)January 4, 2012
Or had a “fabulous” intro to Twitter:
Aqui é o Luis Fabiano. O fabuloso. Esse é o meu twitter oficial. Mais novidades em breve.— Luis Fabiano (@luis_fabuloso)August 31, 2009
Others reached out to teammates:
Hi rio do u want picking up in the morning pal— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney)April 23, 2011
@Carles5puyol hola puyi!! Ja estic per aqui!! Molts petons amic!!— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique)December 8, 2010
And some, apparently, had … issues:
trying to figure our twitter!— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13)April 3, 2009
Twatting for the first time.— herculez gomez (@herculezg)June 23, 2009
Find any good ones we’ve missed? Let us know!