Your first tweet… Is there anything more humiliating?
Well, probably. There’s tripping in front of your crush, sending a text to the wrong person, laughing so hard milk squirts out of your nose… but hey, we’d still say first tweets are up there. If you’re like us, then you toiled for days over what your first tweet would be. It had to be cool, yet unassuming; outgoing, yet not too cocky. And when you finally decided on the perfect tweet, you were so totally proud of yourself… until you looked back on it five years later and the cringe set in.
You know who else feels this pain? YouTubers, and boy, were their tweets embarrassing. Since they’re so funny, we thought we’d share them with you all. Prepare for this list to leave you both LOLing and cringing for days!
I’m still leaning toward Facebook
I think this twitter thing is a really cool idea and I like the colours, but not many people use it. I'm still leaning towards facebook.
— Evan Edinger (@EvanEdinger) April 13, 2009
How much do you want to bet Evan Edinger was that guy? You know, the one who would endlessly poke his friends and send them game requests until they had to create a new account to escape him. We can totally see it.
I have now introduced my little brother to LOLcats. He is LOLing.
— Charlie McDonnell (@coollike) March 23, 2008
Charlie McDonnell wasn’t the only one left LOLing over LOLcats. We can’t deny it was our homepage for the majority of our teen years!
i am giggling
— Scola Dondo (@ScolaDondo) August 26, 2008
We’re not – hahaha – quite sure what – hahaha – Scola Dondo was giggling about, but now we – hahaha – can’t stop laughing – hahaha. Who knew laughter was so contagious!
I really want charlieissocoollike to upload his new video
— Pete Bucknall (@petesjams) February 24, 2009
Once upon a time, Pete Bucknall was a YouTube fanboy, just like you and me. Charlie McDonnell was his fave, and just like we are today, he was often left hoping for a new video to be uploaded to his channel.
Charlie, when will you return to YouTube? We miss you! :(
I have broken a promise to myself that I wouldn't get a twitter until I get a phone I can use it on. Oh well. Fuck it.
— Jacob Trueman (@TheJacobTrueman) October 7, 2010
Jacob Trueman was such a silly, silly boy. What made him think he could avoid the all encompassing grasp of Twitter? Everyone knows once you sign up, the Twitter gods never let you leave. NEVER.
— zannah (@notjustblondee) July 19, 2013
We’re totally shipping this, Zannah Perrins.
Excuse us, your royal highness
now has Twitter. Rejoice peasants.
— Sammy Paul (@ICOEPR) April 24, 2011
We had a feeling Sammy Paul‘s YouTube fame had gone to his head, but now we have proof!
Sammy, who’s the real peasant here?
You can never have too much Star Wars!
Wearing a full chewbacca outfit to the library is taking star wars day a little too far, don't ya think?
— Calum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) May 4, 2012
Poor naïve Calum McSwiggan. If only he’d known just how extreme Star Wars fans are. That’s only the tip of the iceberg!
The X Factor brings out a lot of emotions
what happening with cheryl and simon!>!!!…..calm down!!
— Amelia Mandeville 👻 (@AmeliaMandev) November 20, 2010
Who knew Amelia Mandeville was such a huge X Factor fan? But did it really surprise her that Simon and Cheryl were fighting?! They do it all the time!
Seriously guys, calm down!!
That mischievous devil
I aim to misbehave. #idedicatemyfirsttweettoserenity
— Dean Dobbs (@DeanDobbs) April 17, 2011
Once a mischief-maker, always a mischief-maker, Dean Dobbs.
about to start my Art coursework. Getting ready for my GCSE on thursday! Scary stuff! x
— Carrie Hope Fletcher (@CarrieHFletcher) March 17, 2009
Carrie Hope Fletcher‘s first tweet pretty much encompassed all our fears going into our GCSEs. Scary stuff, indeed.
You’re so 2008
Decided to check out twitter…. Seems a bit stalkerish but MEH, could be cool XD – Just got home from college!
— Tom Burns (@TomRPI) May 2, 2008
Tom Burns‘s first tweet is so 2008! Nothing makes us cringe more than having to relive the days when the “xD” face was alive and well.
My camera is broken :(
— Alfie Deyes (@PointlessBlog) September 6, 2009
The only first tweet that would make any YouTuber shed a tear. Alfie Deyes, you’re just so #relatable.
So there you have it…
Just a handful of the first tweets our faves shared with the world. Did they make you cringe as much as they made us, or were you left thanking the social media gods that you long ago deleted your own embarrassing tweets? We’re thinking it’s probably a mixture of both.
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