First tweets from Nike, Google and other major brands
Twitter recently celebrated its eighth birthday by allowing us to search their archives for that very first time we shared a thought (in 140 characters or less, that is).
First tweets from Nike, Google and other major brandsBy Chris HustonBy now, most of the world's biggest brands are well-established in the Twitterverse, so we decided to take a look at what some of them had to say in that first tweet.Here's what we found.Nike and Disney waxed philosophic:If You Have A Body, You Are An Athlete. -Bill Bowerman instagr.am/p/cpKnv/"The more the world shrinks because of electronic communications, the more limitless becomes the province of the storytelling entertainer."Google was typically clever. The binary code below reads "I'm Feeling Lucky" - which is the button next to the search button on the Google website:I'm 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010Coca-Cola's twitter account started out with a re-tweet of a funny news story involving its product, while Pepsi sent out a cheerful hello:Hello Tweeps! Let's talk.Amazon started pushing its sales from the getgo:While Barclays got down to business:Shell and GE focused on renewable energy:Watch our new video in the About Shell section and join the taxi ride to a sustainable energy future. tinyurl.comThis may be our 1st tweet, but here’s Episode 5 of The GE Show! We investigate solar power and its coolest uses: bit.lyHere are a few more big brands and what they had to say with their very first tweet:We have tons of twitter handles...look around! @citizenibm @smarterplanet @developerworks @IBMIBV @smarterleaders @IBMResearch and more...Hi Twittersphere! This is the official page for Microsoft consumer products and your source for major announcements and events.For the latest updates from American Honda please follow @alicia_at_honda .
And let's not forget the very first tweet from Twitter itself:working on iphones via 'hahlo' and 'pocket tweets' - fun!