The Best Tweets In Twitter History From Ed Balls To BTS. As a social media site, Twitter has a lot of clouts. When compared to other popular social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok, its 230 million members seem rather few. But politicians, celebrities, analysts, and journalists all enjoy Twitter, and it can have a major impact on the political and news cycle as a result. In honor of Twitter’s 16th anniversary, we’ve compiled some of the most memorable and controversial tweets from the past.
The first tweet
It was on March 21, 2006, when Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s co-founder, and original CEO, posted the world’s first tweet. A year ago, a cryptocurrency entrepreneur spent $2.9 million for a non-fungible token of the tweet, only to see its value plummet.
just setting up my twttr
— jack (@jack) March 21, 2006
The heavily retweeted giveaway
In 2019, Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, gave 1m (£5,800) to each of 100 followers who retweeted his message, which resulted in the post being retweeted 3.7 million times.
— 前澤友作@MZDAO (@yousuck2020) January 5, 2019
The death of Chadwick Boseman
The actor’s death was revealed on Twitter in August 2020, and his family thanked his followers for their “love and prayers” in a post that was retweeted almost two million times.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
David Cameron’s warning of chaos
On the eve of the 2015 general election, the then-Conservative prime minister warned voters that they faced “chaos under Ed Miliband,” the then-Labor leader. He was partially correct. In Cameron’s charge, though.
Britain faces a simple and inescapable choice – stability and strong Government with me, or chaos with Ed Miliband: https://t.co/fmhcfTunbm
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) May 4, 2015
Since his victory and subsequent vote on the European Union, things have been everything from stable. Since then, it has become a popular retweet whenever the Conservatives and the United Kingdom face another issue.
The Oscar selfie
In 2014, when Ellen DeGeneres presented the Academy Awards, a celebrity-filled selfie of hers starring Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Meryl Streep became viral on Twitter and earned 2.9 million retweets. It was the tweet with the most shares at the time.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
Ed Balls Day
Former Labour education secretary Ed Balls once tweeted his name while looking for mentions of himself on Twitter, which is a somewhat obscure fact outside of the United Kingdom. There is a dedicated following who commemorates his blunder on April 28 each year by celebrating Ed Balls Day.
— Ed Balls (@edballs) April 28, 2011
Barack Obama celebrates another term
Former US President Barack Obama tweeted a photo of himself hugging his wife Michelle after he won the 2012 US presidential election. Four more years was the gist of the message.
Four more years. pic.twitter.com/bAJE6Vom
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012
The South Korean boyband BTS has about 50 million followers, hence they frequently appear on lists of the most frequently retweeted tweets. Here, lead singer Jungkook covers a song by American songwriter Lauv titled “Never Not.” Approximately 1.5 million people shared it on Twitter.
Never Not 💜 pic.twitter.com/Ag9oUTJvrN
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) May 2, 2020