Bloomberg's All A-Twitter

Como se dice "first tweet"?

By Scott Ross and Tim Minton
|  Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009  |  Updated 6:32 PM CDT
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Mayor Mike Bloomberg joined the twittering masses with his first tweet this morning.

"Good morning! Trying this out during my spanish lesson. Como se dice 'first tweet'?" read Bloomie's initial foray into the social media application that has drawn the attention of every politico eager to appear relevant.

Bloomberg's Twitter feed has been live since Feb. 17, but had previously been maintained by flunkies touting the mayor's successes or publicizing his appearances.

The mayor was originally slated to begin Tweeting on Saturday, according to the New York Daily News, but that plan was postponed by the mid-air collision over the Hudson that killed nine people.

During a press conference the mayor said that it was actually the founder of Twitter who taught him how to tweet.  Bloomberg's third tweet ever said that Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey told him that the application "was inspired by NYC!"

Asked if he was going to use the 140-character limit service often, the mayor said, "I am doing it a lot today, after that, who knows?"

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