DeGeneres Oscars Selfie Crashes Twitter With Record Retweets

Monday, 03 Mar 2014 06:11 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Academy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres’s impromptu selfie from the audience set a record for the most-retweeted post ever and temporarily disrupted Twitter Inc.’s service.

During the ABC ceremony, DeGeneres went into the audience and gathered up Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o and others for a photo. The post was retweeted more than 536,000 times within half an hour. Twitter was momentarily disabled for some users and quickly broke the record for most-retweeted post.

“We crashed and broke Twitter,” DeGeneres said later from the stage. “We made history.”

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

DeGeneres went into the audience to take a picture with Streep and was quickly surrounded by other actors, including Cooper, who took the photo with DeGeneres’ Samsung smartphone.

“If only Bradley’s arm was longer,” DeGeneres posted. “Best photo ever.”

The selfie was retweeted more than 1.4 million times in less than 1 1/2 hours, surpassing the previous record set by President Barack Obama after he won re-election in 2012. The tweet “Four More Years” was retweeted 781,000 times.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which presents the awards, took credit for the outage.

“Sorry, our bad,” the Academy said on its Twitter account.


© Copyright 2014 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Report: Ice Cap Growing Though Gore Said It Would Be Gone

Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 22:52 PM

Despite Al Gore's prediction seven years ago that the polar ice cap would be completely melted by now, it is actually la . . .

Why Your Favorite Song Takes You Down Memory Lane

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 21:08 PM

Music triggers different functions of the brain, which helps explain why listening to a song you like might be enjoyable . . .

Manatees May Soon Lose Endangered Species Status

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 06:54 AM

As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquariu . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved