Over the past year, the mayor has became an active Tweeter as he's championed his political duties and lashed out at critics. He's also shared personal tidbits about himself that include his sports fandom and his affinity for Thumbs Up Diner.
For those unfamiliar with Reed's tweets, here are 20 of the mayor's 140-character messages that offer a look into his online persona.
June 27, 2008: "Hey guys, I'm on Twitter!"
Busy on the campaign trail!
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) June 27, 2008
July 29, 2008: The city too busy to reply to @KasimReed.
Wanting to hear how you think we can change Atlanta, together.
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) July 30, 2008
March 19, 2009: Who knew the Fed could be so much fun? ;-)
Headed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to speak in the Leadership Atlanta Debate...Please wish me luck!;-)
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) March 19, 2009
April 25, 2009: A dark, harrowing day.
Hey everyone.I'm still looking for more friends on Twitter!My screen name is kasimreed if you haven't found me already.Please help!
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) April 25, 2009
See the rest of his memorable tweets after the jump:
October 13, 2009: A defining moment for the soon-to-be mayor?
More great news to share! CREATIVE LOAFING just endorsed my candidacy for Atlanta Mayor! Check out the article: http://tinyurl.com/yjko8am
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) October 13, 2009
November 28, 2009: "Wait, there's a Sbarro® here? In Lenox!?!"
At Lenox now!!! Over by Macy's headed down to the food court.
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) November 28, 2009
December 2, 2009: "It's Mayor-elect Reed to you."
With sincere thanks and a humble heart, I would like to say "Thank you Atlanta!"
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) December 2, 2009
October 7, 2010: A friendly wager with San Francisco's mayor.
Just got off the phone w/ San Francisco Mayor @gavinnewsom about a friendly wager Re: the @braves and @sfgiants series. More to come!
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) October 7, 2010
June 26, 2012: "We'll have two Varsity burgers, one for me, and one for my good friend Barry."
Just introduced President Obama after greeting him on the tarmac and stopping at The Varsity. We're ready to go!
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) June 26, 2012
March 24, 2012: Was Reed's vision of "fast" rail between Atlanta and Savannah born in China?
We're at 300 km. Fast. yfrog.com/kj8z8dhj
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) March 24, 2012
January 9, 2013: Mayor Reed retweeted this, along with about a dozen other 140-character messages, to call out Politifact's claim that he flip-flopped on the issue of gay marriage.
A pretty desperate attempt by Politifact. Today's column got it WRONG re: @kasimreed's position on marriage equality: tinyurl.com/a2sko5q
- Anne Torres (@AnneMTorres) January 9, 2013
February 19, 2013: Hackers attacked Reed's Twitter several months ago and posted: "Wrong number. This is a welfare phone now. You using up my texts."
Sorry about that. My account was compromised, but we're back on track.
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) February 20, 2013
March 24, 2013: "You're talking to a three-time spelling bee champion, James."
@abirenews I am pretty sure you meant Mayoral rather than "manorial". Nevertheless, we've had more than 85% compliance for more than 10yrs.
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) March 25, 2013
March 30, 2013: Reed acknowledges that we have a lot of streets named Peachtree.
There are 71 roads in Atlanta named 'Peachtree' but there are no f'n peach trees in the city! WTF Atlanta? @kasimreed
- Arish (@amiratlanta) March 30, 2013
April 12, 2013: Tequila Sunrise 2 won't be filmed in Georgia if the mayor has anything to do with it.
@pecannelog we can't risk ruining a classic...
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) April 13, 2013
April 23, 2013: Reed wins the hearts and minds of the people, one watershed management request at a time.
@dr_jgreen no problem.We are going to resolve this.
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) April 23, 2013
April 24, 2013: This will not stand.
@thomaswheatley what a cheapshot.You forgot to mention the purpose of the President's visit is to give the commencement speach @ Morehouse.
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) April 24, 2013
April 24, 2013: "Twitter is for everyone."
@gabrielsterling not at all. Twitter is for everyone. I shared my opinion just as you just did yours. Be well.
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) April 24, 2013
May 1, 2013: "What's a John Wall?"
@renaldo65 Your fans could not get the Redskins past Seattle. Aside from the Redskins, what do you have? The Wizards?
- Kasim Reed (@KasimReed) May 1, 2013
yeah, because Grant Park is miles away and isn't a park
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