What do we know after 10 years of Twitter? Bubbly pop stars and boy bands rule the Internet.
Monday marked the 10th anniversary of the first tweet ever sent and in celebration of the social media giant's birthday, take a look at the 10 most popular tweets and users of Twitter's history.
10 Most Popular Tweets Ever Sent*
*as of March 21, 2016
#10 — @AHMalcolm on Feb. 15, 2015
For every retweet this gets, Pedigree will donate one bowl of dog food to dogs in need! 😊 #tweetforbowlspic.twitter.com/z4rmc2HsGT
— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) February 15, 2015
User @AHMalcolm urged people to help dogs in need by retweeting his message.
#9 — @ZaynMalik on March 18, 2015
I'm 22 years old... I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. And there's a lot of jealous fucks in this world I'm sorry for what it looks like x
— zayn (@zaynmalik) March 18, 2015
Ex-One Direction band member Zayn Malik sent this message to his haters, regarding rumors that he'd cheated on fiance Perrie Edwards. The couple broke up a few months later.
#8 — @Harry_Styles on Feb. 1, 2016
I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22.
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) February 1, 2016
A One Direction member quoting Taylor Swift equals Twitter gold.
#7 — @NiallOfficial on Jan. 16, 2010
applied for xfactor,hope it all wrks out
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) January 17, 2010
The oldest tweet to crack the top 10 came from another member of One Direction before the band existed.
#6 — @BarackObama on Nov. 6, 2012
Four more years. pic.twitter.com/bAJE6Vom
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012
President Obama's victory announcement after his 2012 re-election campaign lit up Twitter, showing his connection with its young users.
#5 — @Harry_Styles on March 25, 2015
All the love as always. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) March 26, 2015
March 25, 2015 is a date that lives in infamy for One Direction fans. When Zayn Malik quit the group, his bandmate sent this supportive message.
#4 — @DennyJA_WORLD on June 4, 2014
Denny JA: Dengan RT ini, anda ikut memenangkan Jokowi-JK. Pilih pemimpin yg bisa dipercaya (Jokowi) dan pengalaman (JK). #DJoJK
— Denny JA (@DennyJA_WORLD) June 4, 2014
According to Time magazine, the third and fourth-most popular tweets ever came from Indonesian political analyst Denny Januar Ali. The above tweet is Ali's endorsement of an Indonesian presidential candidate.
#3 — @DennyJA_WORLD on April 21, 2015
Share our love by stopping discrimination, in Indonesia and in the World. RT if you agree. #SOL2015pic.twitter.com/oXWN3IFR11
— Denny JA (@DennyJA_WORLD) April 22, 2015
This tweet from the aforementioned Denny Januar Ali featured a picture of the man himself with a group of children, as a plea to end discrimination.
#2 — @Louis_Tomlinson on Oct. 2, 2011
Always in my heart @Harry_Styles . Yours sincerely, Louis
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) October 2, 2011
The fourth — and final — different One Direction member to have a tweet on this list was Louis Tomlinson, who sent a kind note to his bandmate Harry Styles.
#1 — @TheEllenShow on March 2, 2014
If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscarspic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
Ellen Degeneres' star-packed selfie taken at the 2014 Oscars reigns as the most popular tweet ever with over 3.3 million retweets since it was posted over two years ago.
Ever wondered who the most popular Twitter users are? Check the infographic below for a list of the 10 most followed users.
Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.
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