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CEOs learn to fly: Our favorite corporate fledgling tweets

March 21, 2015, 11:00 AM UTC
ARCHIV - Ein Twitter-Aufsteller in Form eines Vogels steht am 08.05.2014 während der Konferenz «re:publica 14» in einer Ausstellungshalle in Berlin. Photo by: Christoph Schmidt/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
Photograph by Christoph Schmidt/picture-alliance/dpa/AP

Twitter turns nine years old today. To mark the occasion, we decided to look back at the Twitter debut of some of the most powerful CEOs. How did they use their first 140 characters on the social network?

Some were confused, others were eager to learn. And if you’re Warren Buffett, all you had to do was announce your arrival – even if you were seven years late to the party.

Here’s how 11 CEOs entered the Twitterverse:

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett has (finally) arrived.

And Uber CEO Travis Kalanick had the same idea.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich just wanted to tell someone named Josh that he had joined Twitter.

Others were slightly confused. We’re not sure what eBay CEO John Donahoe was approving with his first tweet.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky literally had nothing to say.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was a little more eloquent.

And Tesla CEO Elon Musk had to clarify some things before he started tweeting.

We also learned a few things. For example, T-Mobile CEO John Legere hearts New York.

So does Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino.

Thanks to Twitter, we now know exactly what Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes was doing on March 5, 2007 at 7:12 p.m.

And before launching Instagram, CEO Kevin Systrom had some time to sip on tea.