Twittering! The first tweets of 20 tech titans

In honor of Twitter’s recent birthday, relive the first time some of the best-known names in technology tried tweeting
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Last Friday, March 21st, officially marked the 8th anniversary of the world's first tweet, by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. Since then, of course, millions of people have used the service to send billions of tweets about, seemingly, trillions of things. Most of the well-known movers and shakers in the technology world eventually took to Twitter just like everybody else, some with more gusto than others. In honor of Twitter's 8th birthday, ITworld has used a new tool released by the company last week to rediscover the first tweets of 20 famous people from the technology world, to see how they introduced themselves to Twitter, and how (and how much) they've used it since.

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