1. John Prescott began life on Twitter by talking in the third person and being baffled by technology.
2. While Ed Miliband began with some #drainage #chat.
Not that everyone believed it was actually him.
3. His brother felt the need to use his first tweet to tell the world it was REALLY HIM.
4. Boris Johnson felt thrilled by the potential of social marketing.
5. While Eric Pickles sent the most Eric Pickles first tweet ever.
6. Nigel Farage was somewhere in Europe, preparing to talk to Europeans about Europe.
Digging what? A shallow grave?
8. The future Welsh secretary didn’t really know what to call tweeting:
9. While early adopter Labour MP Kerry McCarthy was worried about Ronnie. Watching the snooker?
10. Serious stuff from Louise Mensch:
11. And William Hague.
12. While Grant Shapps used his first tweet to bemoan an unsuccessful shopping expedition.
13. Years before Twitter turned “Ed Balls” into a household name, the Labour politician began with this.
14. Lib Dems were relatively early adopters.
15. And we saw the first of millions of tweets from MPs claiming to have had a “good response” from weekend campaigning.
Which probably means that only one dog bit you and a couple of people let you talk at them for five minutes because they were lonely.
16. Chuka Umunna hit the jackpot, the genesis tweet, the beginning of everything on Twitter.
17. Former Labour minister and future jailbird Denis MacShane asked the obvious question.
18. While Labour’s Chris Bryant didn’t see the point of it.
He’s since made 24,000 tweets.