Twitter is allowing you to see the first tweet on anyone's timeline, by inserting their handle on discover.twitter.com/first-tweet. Let's look at the timeline of first twitter messages and take a glimpse of 20 or so UB related first tweets.
Five years ago on 3/30/2009:
I'm trying in vain to figure out how to use twitter from my phone. Apparently, I'm 71 years old.— Nicholas Mendola (@NicholasMendola) March 30, 2009
Nicholas with the popular "how does this work" first tweet.
Turner Battle displays the "using this for literal status updates style of twitter" while Tim Graham goes "clever" for his opening tweet.
Im not doing much just chillin today getting some work done— Turner Battle (@Coachbatts11) May 14, 2009
I want my first Twitter message to be profound.— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) May 21, 2009
Fearless leader early adopts, beating out UB Athletics by 3 days...scooped them!
Is hating on Websphere....— Tim Riordan (@TN_Riordan) June 12, 2009
UB Athletics in now on twitter.— UB Athletics (@UBAthletics) June 15, 2009
Before he was known as Threelove, Josh Freelove saw what twitter was and how it would be used in the future, his first tweet was the most twitter tweet of all time.
chillen— Josh Freelove (@freeworld199) July 26, 2009
ubbullrun hits twitter and it's just bout that action boss:
know your foe: UTEP http://bit.ly/ZRFGe— Bull Run (@UBBullRun) August 19, 2009
So who was the MAC Football guru and what happened to him?
The Mid-American Conference has started a twitter feed just for Men's Hoops!! Get the inside scoop on all things basketball by following!— Jeremy Guy (@JGuyMAC) October 21, 2009
Trevor Scott interviewed on First Take this morning. Doing good things this year— Conrad Mostiller (@conradmostiller) July 5, 2010
I was about that UB action way before my days at Bull Run, and Najja's first tweet was also a case of knowing what Twitter is for and getting right to it.
@JessCimato lol be careful not to mess up that hair!!!!— Najja Johnson (@The_NajMahal) July 13, 2010
I'm just glad BC found use of twitter after Better Than Ezra, although my choice of show would have been Minus the Bear at the Wibur Theatre on Tuesday:
@betterthanezra Created a twitter just to request "Hollow" in Boston this Thursday. Can't wait!— Matthew Gritzmacher (@gritzmac) December 7, 2010
Bundt got on twitter to say what we all feel after any Super Bowl, which is also what Twitter is all about.
No football games till September, What am I going to do with myself?— Michael Bundt (@bundtm11) February 7, 2011
Coach Hurley actually wins for the best first tweet on this list...40th Bday and humblebraging about getting a PTI shot-out.
Relinquishing my 30's by joining twitter. Overall a great 40th birthday! Thanks PTI for recognizing me today.— Bobby Hurley (@BobbyHurley11) June 29, 2011
A popular first tweet is the, joined twitter because someone started a conversation with me, Starks is new but hip to the lingo, as it took me 5 minutes to fully grasp what he tweeted:
@J_Flynn What cuzzo how u been do n ...— James starks (@James44Starks) September 8, 2011
ToddGarz: 12/4/2011 back in his Northwestern State days
Neutzy with a tweet that is pretty much what my Mom called me to say the first time I texted her.
@Buff1818 don't twitter me lmao took me five minutes to figure out how to find the tweet and send this back, but yeah I'm in if u r— Alex Neutz (@neutzy) December 5, 2011
After sleepwalking through the MAC Tourney, I'll guess the waking process is still ongoing.
So proud to be a Buffalo Bull! Look forward to working with all of you to awaken this sleeping giant. UB Athletics is on the rise!— Danny White (@UBDannyWhite) May 9, 2012
2nd Best first tweet on the list belongs to:
Javon McCrea averages: 18 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists, 2 blocks per game....I taught him how to dunk too :)— Shannon McCrea (@Momma_McCrea12) August 21, 2013
HELLO WORLD. VERY EXCITED TO BE HERE.— The Old Quinner (@TheOldQuinner) November 9, 2013
And there is still time to join and talk UB if you haven't yet, Steven Means is enjoying 5 weeks as a tweeter, already has 52 tweets