Whether you like it or not, social media, particularly Twitter, is a big part of our lives. I remember finding out the news of Michael Jackson’s death while I was browsing Twitter. This month Twitter celebrates 10 years of tweets, retweets & hashtags. Furthermore they have accompanied the milestone with a special emoji hashtag “#LoveTwitter”.
10 years on from its conception, Twitter has become a huge part of everyday life. It is now a place we send/receive news, talk to family/friends and communicate with our favourite brands, celebrities and influencers. It only seems fitting to run through the top tweets of all time!
The most iconic tweet of all time, has to be the first one ever created.
just setting up my twttr
— Jack (@jack) March 21, 2006
The most popular tweet has to be of THAT Oscars photo, with over 3 million RTs.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
Twitter becomes a form of broadcasting live. News, as it happens.
http://twitpic.com/135xa – There’s a plane in the Hudson. I’m on the ferry going to pick up the people. Crazy.
— Janis Krums (@jkrums) January 15, 2009
We’ve even tweeted from outer space!
From orbit: Launch was awesome!! I am feeling great, working hard, & enjoying the magnificent views, the adventure of a lifetime has begun!
— Mike Massimino (@Astro_Mike) May 12, 2009
Caitlyn Jenner’s account becomes the fastest to reach 1 million followers.
I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015
The most used hashtag in 24 hours goes to #ALDubEBTamangPanahon – for a TV show in the Philippines, Eat Bulaga – with over 40 million tweets.
— Eat Bulaga (@EatBulaga) October 24, 2015
There’s even been marriage proposals!
@garazi – OMG – Ummmmm… I guess in front of the whole twitter-verse I’ll say–I’d be happy to spend the rest of my geek life with you…
— Stephanie Rewis (@stefsull) March 3, 2008
The 2014 World Cup becomes the most tweeted about sports event, with over 672 million tweets.
— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) 13 July 2014
Leonardo DiCaprio’s long awaited Oscar win sparked a Tweet spike of a record breaking 440,000 Tweets per minute.
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) February 29, 2016
It is clear that Twitter isn’t going anywhere fast, no matter what the critics say. Even Justin Bieber sent a tweet, accompanied with a video of himself singing Happy Birthday to the company.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 21, 2016
Twitter also sent out a tweet from their account featuring a video highlighting the most prominent moments of the social media platform over the past 10 years – showing how we promote change, support fellow users, make history and laughing with each other every day. Here’s to the next 10 years with our beloved Twitter.
Starting in 🇦🇺 on 3/21 and moving across the 🌍, we thank you for 10 incredible years.
— Twitter (@twitter) March 20, 2016