15 Canadian athletes and their #FirstTweet
To mark their big eighth birthday, Twitter actually gave us a gift, the opportunity to search your, (or anyone’s), #FirstTweet. Internet fist bump, Twitter.
Somewhere after the 28th minute of my life searching close friends and other Olympic.ca contributors, and maybe closer to the 38th minute of making fun of them publicly, I decided to do something useful. (To be fair, my own is admittedly West Coast student-esque).
Many #FirstTweets are an honest expression of bewilderment, others are proclamations and many are downright funny.
Carey Price: does ‘Skillzy’ know drinking wine coolers might be notorious? Or is this just a factual statement.
skillzy drinks wine coolers— Carey Price (@CP0031) May 22, 2012
Christine Sinclair: wisely throwing out a disclaimer in advance
this could be dangerous— Christine Sinclair (@sincy12) February 16, 2011
Mark McMorris: getting emphatic about his new tool
Is officially tweeting SON!— Mark McMorris (@markmcmorris) September 17, 2010
Shannon Szabados: OMGOMGOMGOMG she met who!?!
Montenegro— Milos Raonic (@milosraonic) April 26, 2009
Denny Morrison: seriously!? Take a day off for once. He clearly didn’t. (See below)
Marielle Thompson: now here’s a sweet off-season activity
Nursing my welts from paintball yesterday— Marielle Thompson (@bigairmar) May 30, 2011
Donovan Bailey: again, plenty of warning
Donovan is here, watch out!— Donovan Bailey (@donovanbailey) January 4, 2010
Brent Hayden: well put
Well, I'm on twitter now. Nothing to say yet. Except that...— Brent Hayden OLY (@thebrenthayden) September 16, 2012
Perdita Felicien: it’s a good thing none of this turned out to be true
Oh boy, if twitter is anything like BBM or FB I'm screwed! Let the fun begin!— Perdita Felicien (@perditafelicien) March 15, 2011
I can't believe I'm promoting this but if you're in Corunna tomorrow come down to Antonio's for a party and autograph signing at 7pm.— Derek Drouin (@ddrouin10) August 14, 2012
Ryan Cochrane: maybe it’s time for Murphy to get on twitter?
Just got a new twitter account, and a new dog! His name's Murphy. http://plixi.com/p/43064016— Ryan Cochrane (@cochraneryan) September 3, 2010
Adam van Koeverden: this sounds mostly really awfully good
Chilling out in rainy Florida...— Adam van Koeverden (@vankayak) February 9, 2010
Simon Whitfield: it never hurts to approach the unknown with a question
trying to figure out whether or not I'm a twit— Simon Whitfield (@simonwhitfield) February 21, 2009
Reid Coolsaet: and really, we’re all still trying to figure this out
I'm on twitter. What the heck do I do now?— Reid Coolsaet (@ReidCoolsaet) June 17, 2011
COVER: @markmcmorris twitter