An unbelievable social media record has been achieved and it will amaze you! At this moment in time, ONE tweet has gained over 2.7 MILLION retweets! Pretty cool eh? This is now the most ever retweeted tweet of all time, nearly 4x more retweets than the previous record holder Barack Obama (@BarackObama) with his tweet “four more years”.
Four more years. pic.twitter.com/bAJE6Vom
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012
But why is this tweet the most retweeted of all time? The tweet was from Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow), who hosted the 2014 Oscars. The tweet itself was a picture, a selfie to be more precise but a selfie with a twist, a star studded twist... This selfie included many showbiz stars including the likes of Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper and Meryl Streep! It was a massive hit on Twitter and it will take some beating! What could possibly overtake this?
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
On the 3rd of March, we did a little social media experiment at 1:10pm – 1:11pm to see how many retweets it got within that timeframe and there was a total of 741 retweets in one minute! Amazing right? But imagine the volume of retweets it received when it was first posted! It’s safe to say, this tweet was one of the first things to go viral this year! What will be next? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below! I guarantee you now while you are reading this, refresh the page and see the number of retweets change.