13 first tweets from brands and publishers

Even in Twitter’s infancy, brands embarrassed itselves.

Today, Twitter is celebrating its tenth birthday. Hard to believe it’s been a decade of #brandfails and social media managers making cringe-worthy comments almost on a daily basis. But before this became the new normal — where were you when US Airways tweeted out an X-rated picture of a toy airplane? — there were simpler times.

Using Twitter’s #FirstTweet contraption, we’ve compiled a list of brands’ first tweets to remind the world what faceless companies were like before they engaged in real-time marketing, hijacked hashtags or created cringe-worthy GIFs.

Here they are: