25 Important Voices Who Joined Twitter In 2015
On June 1, 2015, Twitter exploded. The event was the unveiling of Caitlyn Jenner's personal Twitter account, and simultaneous world debut as Caitlyn. After Jenner's account went live, #CallMeCaitlyn soon began trending, as she — according to Guinessworldrecords.com — reached 1 million followers in an unprecedented four hours and three minutes. Though Jenner's new account was momentous for the social media site — and impressive to witness! — Jenner wasn't the only exciting and important voice to join Twitter in 2015.
In fact, 2015 was a huge year for new Twitter users. From politicians (including the President of the United States), to Hollywood A-listers, to athletes, it seems that everyone and their mother — or in the case of Victoria and David Beckham, their son — was getting a piece of the Twitter action. In the past couple of years, Twitter has become a necessity for those who build their business on being known and heard. The social media platform can no longer be ignored, as it's impossible to overlook how much influence Twitter has on our current culture. (#TheDress, anyone?) Thankfully, those who have been waiting to join, finally stepped up to the plate this year, and helped take Twitter to a whole new, unstoppable level.
In honor of this year coming to a close, let's celebrate the voices Twitter gained in 2015 by looking at everyone's first tweets!
1. Adrien Brody
The Academy Award winning actor is certainly not too old to join.
2. Alan Shearer
The retired English football player used his Twitter account to announce both his presence, and that of his new fitness club.
3. Antonio Banderas
Banderas chose to write his first tweet with a partner, as he held the Spanish Lifetime Achievement award, Goya De Honor at his side.
4. Brie Larson
Room star and indie darling, Brie Larson, started things off with a cute, nostalgic joke.
5. Brooklyn Beckham
Victoria and David Beckham's son has more swag at 16 than I will ever have. Bless. *Insert praise emoji.*
6. Caitlyn Jenner
Jenner's debut didn't even need a caption.
7. Calvin Johnson, Jr.
The wide receiver for the Detroit Lions — Calvin Johnson, Jr., or "Megatron" — started things off with an emotional and important message in the aftermath of the South Carolina shootings.
8. Chace Crawford
Former Gossip Girl star/current dreamboat, apparently spent a really long time making sure his first tweet was ~perfect.~ Good thing he nailed it.
9. Chris Hemsworth
Two things are happening right now: One, how did it take People's Sexiest Man Alive this long to join? Two, what is written on his arm?
10. Diana Ross
Diana Ross, I am loving you loving Twitter.
11. Edward Snowden
The most controversial Twitter join of the year, Edward Snowden started things off with a confrontational question. Quick shout out to the fact that he's only following one other account: the National Security Agency, which just so happens to be the agency that he famously leaked documents from. Snowden, you jokester.
12. Guillermo del Toro
Mexican auteur director, Guillermo del Toro! It's really him! Rejoice!
13. Guy Ritchie
Guy Ritchie's first tweet, aka his current resume. Smart.
14. James Blake
Former professional tennis player brought it with a vocal (and important) first post.
15. James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones, everyone. A living legend.
16. Jeff Bezos
Founder and CEO of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos knows how to "launch" a Twitter account. (I had to!)
17. Luc Besson
The French film director started things off by announcing his next film. (YAS.)
18. Matt LeBlanc
JOEY!...How's your Twitter doin'?
19. Melissa McCarthy
Sookie St. James joining Twitter = Happiness.
What do you have to do around here to get your own Twitter account? Be the President of the United States or something?
21. Steve Spurrier
Former American football player and coach, gave a thankful first tweet.
22. Terrence Howard
The Empire star shared a thoughtful and pertinent message to all of his fans.
23. Tony Romo
Turns out, "9" is the jersey number of this Dallas Cowboys quarterback.
24. Yuto Nagatomo
Japanese soccer player thanked fans for all their support. Too kind!
25. Loretta Lynch
Even the Attorney General has upped her game by joining Twitter this year.
To all 25 of you (and whoever else joined this year): Welcome! Now let's see who we can get on board for 2016...*cough* Jennifer Lawrence *cough*.