Remember your first tweet?

Last week we documented how a new update from Topsy made it really easy for anyone to find their very-first tweets that they wrote on Twitter and, as you would expect, for most of us, they’re pretty lame.

But what about Twitter’s elite? Surely their first tweets were absolutely amazing? What an opportunity to shine!

We’ll let you be the judge, but here are 20 first tweets from Twitter’s rich and famous, presented in chronological order.

CNN

ESPN

Barack Obama

The New York Times

Twitter

Lady Gaga

Facebook

MTV

Stephen Fry

Britney Spears

Taylor Swift

Ashton Kutcher

Katy Perry

Google

Justin Bieber

Rihanna

Microsoft

Instagram

One Direction

Simon Cowell