Happy 8th Birthday, Twitter!
Ever since it launched in 2006, the microblogging site has completely changed how humans communicate—140-characters at a time. It's inspired societal revolutions (Arab Spring!), overhauled how we experience major events like the Super Bowl, and—for better or worse—served as the platform for the world's most shared selfie (thanks Ellen!).
Twitter has also become the go-to digital soapbox for our beloved Housewives. Over the years, they've used it to communicate with their fans, get the word out about their brands (Fabellini! She By Sheree! Kyle By Aylene Too!) and, naturally, perpetuate ongoing feuds with their co-stars.
It took a minute for our Housewives to get the hang of things, however. And in honor of Twitter's big day, we went back to find 30 of the 'Wives first tweets (via Twitter's Discover Your First Tweet engine). Some showed a sophisticated use of the medium (hat tip to Porsha for her use of emojis!). Others revealed a childlike innocence. Every one is gold.
Okay I joined twitter!!! Lets see what all the hype is about!!!
— Melissa Gorga (@melissagorga) September 4, 2010
Finally setting up my own Twitter. I had so many fakes, decided it was time to make a real one. It's really me. Love-love-love you all!
— Teresa Giudice (@Teresa_Giudice) November 2, 2009
Trying to figure out how to use a computer!!!!its hard :(
— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) July 30, 2009
Trying to figure out this whole Twitter thing......confused
— Jacqueline Laurita (@JacLaurita) March 2, 2009
is NAPA bound!
— Vicki Gunvalson (@vgunvalson) May 1, 2009
Join 'The Countess Club' on Facebook, visit my website at classwiththecountess.com, and join my newsletter - big news coming soon!!!
— LuAnn de Lesseps (@CountessLuAnn) May 21, 2009
Happy to be back in LA LA Land
— Kyle Richards (@KyleRichards18) August 18, 2009
@KyleRichards18 kyle don't be jealous of me I am just a puppy
— Gigolo (@giggythepom) October 22, 2010
sitting in Scottsdale airport on way home from a fun weekend with Slade and friends.
— Gretchen Rossi (@GretchenRossi) June 1, 2009
hanging with the kidlets eating my favorite fat girl food, wings, baby wings
— Kelly K. Bensimon (@kellybensimon) April 10, 2009
Relaxing after a day of snowboarding.
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) January 25, 2008
Shoot with US Weekly tomorrow that will feature a 6 page spread and potential cover!!
— danielle staub (@daniellestaub) June 19, 2009
I'm so excited to go out of town with my hubby for my birthday!
— #FLATLINE Avail NOW (@Porsha4real) June 22, 2012
catching up w/old episodes of this season's Celeb Apprentice..interesting cast..so many comics..where the hell has Tom Green been since MTV?
— Phaedra Parks, Esq. (@PhaedraParks) March 22, 2009
I uploaded a YouTube video -- THE CONFIDANT MOVIE 1 MINUTE TRAILER RATED R http://bit.ly/VZem2
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) September 4, 2009
This is my first tweet but I have 0 followers.
— Lydia McLaughlin (@OCLydia) July 15, 2010
Sometimes a Summer Sunday night is just what a girl needs to get started.
— Carole Radziwill (@CaroleRadziwill) August 15, 2011
@DedraWhitt Hey girl it's me:P
— Camille Grammer (@TheRealCamilleG) January 29, 2011
Two tired puppy's finally going on our well deserved vacation..... Woooohoooo .........so exciting!!!! pic.twitter.com/M2n3IFh4
— YOLANDA (@YolandaHFoster) July 31, 2012
I posted 8 photos on Facebook in the album "Sonja Morgan Various" http://bit.ly/awBlhI
— Sonja Morgan (@SonjatMorgan) February 13, 2010
I posted 4 photos on Facebook in the album "Just Me" http://fb.me/wvCaSWdl
— Taylor Armstrong (@TaylorArmstrong) August 30, 2010
Greetings from Miami, this is my first tweet ever! I'm excited! following the advice of my good friend Marysol Patton.
— adriana de moura (@adrianathereal) October 14, 2010
Signing contracts and taking names...
— Marysol Patton (@MarysolPatton) June 10, 2010
@ashleyzarlin my daughter finally made me get a twitter! Yes, it's really me.A coyote ate 2 of my chickens this morning, welcome to my life!
— Lauri Peterson (@LaurifromRHOC) July 7, 2010
@JasonBinn@gridmia hi its lea follow me on twitter.
— Lea Black (@LeaBlackMiami) February 20, 2011
OMG can't believe I'm actually tweeting
— Heather Dubrow (@HeatherDubrow) October 3, 2011
It took a while, so long that "alexmccord" was taken, but I finally made it here! Just watched The Fashion Show and about to blog it.
— Alex McCord (@mccordalex) May 31, 2009
Feeling sad today:-( leaving my fav girl (grandma)......bac to ATL......Work , SHOP SHOP SHOP:-)
— Marlo Hampton (@iheartMarlo) June 28, 2011
Drinking wine n tequila with friends n playing Wii!!
— Peggy Tanous (@PeggyTanous) November 28, 2010
I AM THANKFUL THAT WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES AT NIGHT, I CAN SLEEP & WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING, I AM ALIVE AND CAN LIVE. CYNTHIA BAILEY
— Cynthia Bailey (@CynthiaBailey10) November 26, 2009
Of course, we couldn't help but look back at Bravo's very first tweet. What do you think?
There You Go: Well, there you go, everyone. Another stylist walked away with the Shear Genius title and e.. http://tinyurl.com/5z8xsj
— Bravotv (@Bravotv) August 29, 2008