The Tweet that Broke the Internet …
Maybe it didn’t break the Internet, but it disrupted Twitter for over 20 minutes. The tweet everyone is talking about is a star-studded selfie that host, Ellen DeGeneres, arranged to break the re-tweet record.
The selfie includes Ellen, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Kevin Spacey, among other big-name stars.
The tweet did indeed break the record and seemingly Twitter itself, as many had issues with their Twitter accounts for around 20 minutes after 10 p.m. Twitter apologized for any disruptions people experienced.
The selfie has been re-tweeted well over 2 million times which crushed the old record of 780,000. The previous record holder was President Barack Obama hugging his wife after his 2012 re-election.