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Let’s Make Fun of Media Elite’s First Tweets

Twitter has launched a great site — — that will embarrass any user. Naturally we thought this would be a great opportunity to make fun of some media elite.

First-tweet is self-explanatory — it allows you to see any public users’ first tweet. Most of them are boring, but some — like the ones below — are worth pointing out. Oh, and in case you’re wondering — your FishbowlNY editors’ first tweets were fantastic.

First Tweets from Media Mavens

Rupert Murdoch was still grappling with basic English when he sent his first tweet.

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Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, promised “more,” and then tweeted a total of 28 times. She hasn’t tweeted since 2012.

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Raise your hand if you’re surprised the first tweet from Nick Denton was grumpy. Firing people is fun!

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While Denton was being pissy, Oprah just needed to chill the f*ck out.

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We think Larry King meant “pastime,” but hey, maybe he was just drunk?

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Martha Stewart pointed out the obvious. Keep in mind that Stewart’s Twitter game hasn’t improved much since this.

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The Times’ David Carr seemed to get Twitter right away — he desperately tried to make something terrible sound interesting.

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BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti with the whitest tweet of 2007.

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And last but not least, Michael Bloomberg’s first tweet was about…. Michael Bloomberg.

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