At the time of this post, Schmidt had already accumulated 4,302 followers.
His first two tweets:
CNN GPS with Fareed Zakaria on Nov 29th, starts around minute 17; Fareed is a very good interviewer http://bit.ly/6GwGjn
WSJ op-ed on newpapers and online news; thanks to the WSJ for publishing ! http://bit.ly/895j8L
UPDATE: TechCrunch reported that Schmidt switched to Twitter-verified account @ericschmidt, which had previously been suspended.