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slides: First Tweets from Central MA’s Most Influential People

Monday, March 24, 2014

 

Worcester native, Dennis Leary

After Twitter announced a website last week in which users could re-look at their first tweets, GoLocalWorcester decided to examine the Twitter accounts 20 of Central Massachusetts’ most famous and prominent citizens to see what they had to say with their first tweet on the site.

The website, discover.twitter.com/first-tweet#, was announced for Twitter’s eighth birthday. The site has grown into one of the most popular social media websites, surpassing 500 million users in December of 2012. 

Each Twitter user is assigned a Twitter handle, which is the @ symbol followed by an account name of the users choosing. Twitter users micro blog by tweeting, which is a post limited to 140 characters. Twitter users are also allowed to post photographs and video, as well as retweet and favorite other users posts. 

While some used their first tweet to offer a witty or interesting comment, others chose to forgo the comedy for something more serious.

Check out the slideshow below to see what the famous and prominent members of Central Massachusetts had to say.
 

 

Related Slideshow: First Tweets from Central MA’s Most Influential People

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Jordan Knight

Member of New Kids on the Block, a Worcester native
 
 
Tweets – 9,478
 
Followers – 247 K
 
First Tweets - This is my first twit.......do I really want to do this? – April 18, 2009
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Denis Leary

Comedian and Actor, a Worcester native
 
 
Tweets – 2,100
 
Followers – 360 K
 
First Tweet - Dr. Oz says having sex twice a week means you live three years longer.  If masturbation counts I’ll be 18 by this August. – April 26, 2010
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Tim Murray

President & CEO Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce 
 
 
Tweets – 1,617
 
Followers – 6,511
 
First Tweet - First tweet. Looking forward to hearing from all of you and sharing ideas! – August 12, 2009
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Marcia Cross

Actress, best known for Desperate Housewives and Melrose Place, a Malborough native
 
 
Tweets – 1,068
 
Followers – 261 K
 
First Tweet - Preparing to leave the nest and tweet. – June 22, 2010
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Lisa Wong

Mayor of Fitchburg
 
 
Tweets – 17
 
Followers – 499
 
First Tweet - Joining twitter - it's about time! This will be a quick and easy way to communicate news from city hall to the public. – Nov 9, 2009
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Diego Fagundez

Soccor player for the New England Revolution, moved to Leominster at a young age
 
 
Tweets – 421
 
Followers – 6,012
 
First Tweet - Going to bed practice in the morning night everyone – Sept 22, 2011
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Joseph Petty

Mayor of Worcester
 
 
Tweets – 243
 
Followers – 822
 
First Tweet - Thanks to everyone who came out to support the new city council and school committee yesterday!! – Jan 3, 2012
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Andy Ross

Guitarist/Keyboardist/Vocalist for OK Go, a Worcester native
 
@arossexperience
 
Tweets – 369
 
Followers – 1,503
 
First Tweet - @timothynordwind Pleasant travels? Not reallllllly. Sorrrie. Cheeers - July 3, 2011
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Mark Bittman

Food journalist, columnist for the New York Times, graduate of Clark University
 
 
Tweets – 5,370
 
Followers – 415 K
 
First Tweet - signed up to tweet per Bilton. poss. huge mistake. – Feb 13, 2009
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Michael Carter Williams

Basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers, a Hamilton native
 
 
Tweets – 10.3 K
 
Followers – 81.7 K
 
First Tweet - Right now I am chillin wit my boy santana at the crib – June 14, 2010
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Dave Holmes

Former MTV television personality, graduate of Holy Cross

@DaveHolmes

Tweets – 11.4 K

Followers – 46.5 K

First Tweet - It is hot in Atlanta. Were you aware of this? – June 27, 2007

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Martha Coakley

MA Attorney General and 2014 Gubernatorial Candidate

 
Tweets – 1,757
 
Followers – 13.7 K
 
First Tweet - Proud to be announcing my candidacy for the United States Senate in the December 8th Democratic Primary. Visit http://www.marthacoakley.com! – Sept 3 2009
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Brad Wyatt

Republican Candidate for State Representative
 
 
Tweets – 596
 
Followers – 751
 
First Tweet  - Trying to connect with ATT about billing issue, Been on hold for 51 minutes... (Long enough to watch a video and sign up for Twitter!) – July 16, 2008
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Jim McGovern

US Representative (MA District 2)
 
 
Tweets – 1,979
 
Followers – 10.3 K
 
First Tweet - Great visit today with some young adults who are working towards their GED & college at "My Turn" in Fall River. T http://twitpic.com/3t2h02 - Jan 24, 2011
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Dale Lepage

Singer, Three time Massachusetts Entertainer of the Year
 
 
Tweets – 294
 
Followers – 579
 
First Tweet - @DavidAnthony126 has bronchitis – Jan 13, 2012
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Laurie Leshin

President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 
 
Tweets – 1,673
 
Followers – 1,511
 
First Tweet - Welcome to the RPI Dean of Science Twitter feed!  I'll be passing on great news about our work, our faculty and our students here! – Oct 7, 2011
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Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Author and illustrator for children's books, a Worcester native
 
 
Tweets – 9,597
 
Followers – 5,266
 
First Tweet - Cameo on Recess Monkey DVD: If you have kids who love music and you haven't picked up one of Recess Monkey's DVD,... http://bit.ly/cCRv5O - Feb 1, 2010
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Edwin Rodriguez

Professional boxer, lives in Worcester
 
 
Tweets – 829
 
Followers – 3,142
 
First Tweet - @SweetBoxing_com yes sir! – Nov 20, 2011
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Katherine Tokarz

Miss Worcester County 2000, a Dudley native
 
 
Tweets – 117
 
Followers – 412
 
First Tweet - @ericstonestreet blueberry mojito, margarita, tiny baby daredevils, skinned knee, no mowa ....i'm the new kid in twitter class. hi baby. – July 18, 2011
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Alicia Witt

Actress and singer-songwriter, a Worcester native
 
 
Tweets – 6,339
 
Followers – 17.3 K
 
First Tweet - staying home practicing the world's trickiest version of 'you can call me al' for my show at hotel cafe june 7! – June 1, 2009
 
 

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