As Twitter celebrates a decade in the limelight, we take a look back at some of the best tweets which shows just how much we #lovetwitter.
When you’re ten you tend to do some pretty crazy things, like eating copious amount of cake and sliding around in the mud. Y’know – kid stuff.
Not Twitter though.
For their tenth birthday they decided to pen a heartfelt love letter instead, sharing all their fondest and most talked about moments from over the years.
Pretty cool, right? Not least because it was supported by the #lovetwitter hashtag – which has now been retweeted over 72,000 times!
How Twitter changed the world
The social media giant was instrumental in changing our perspective of a symbol which was largely seen as an afterthought on telephones. Now, hashtags are the definitive way of grouping a subject matter together.
Speaking of subject matter, Twitter is changing the world 140 characters at a time.
The last 10 years has seen some of the most hilarious, controversial and downright incredible stories of all time, many of which have left an imprint on our lives.
Here’s some of our faves…
The first Twitter marriage proposal
@stefsull – ok. for the rest of the twitter-universe (and this is a first, folks) – WILL YOU MARRY ME?
— Greg Rewis (@garazi) March 3, 2008
When President Obama got re-elected…
Four more years. pic.twitter.com/bAJE6Vom
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012
Or when Blackberry made a boo boo… and tweeted from an iPhone
What about the time Kanye had to babysit a water bottle…
…Or when he found inspiration in IKEA
Super inspired by my visit to Ikea today , really amazing company… my mind is racing with the possibilities…
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 9, 2016
How about the first tweet from space?
Hello Twitterverse! We r now LIVE tweeting from the International Space Station — the 1st live tweet from Space! More soon, send your ?s
— TJ Creamer (@Astro_TJ) January 22, 2010
Pretty much all of Ryan Reynold’s Twitter account
My daughter's only 6 months old and already drawing. I'd hang it on the fridge but honestly, it's absolute garbage.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) June 19, 2015
The Guardian’s @benfraserlee’s Legend review took centre stage
Incredible way of making my two star review seem like I didn't hate the film pic.twitter.com/zvOyIxHQ3h
— Benjamin Lee (@benfraserlee) September 8, 2015
And who could forget the Oscars selfie…
If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
When Twitter stood up for equality #LoveWins
How Oreo won the Super Bowl blackout
So there you have it… Twitter in a nutshell.
Sure there’s been hard times. Like when we didn’t have a clue what to do with it, or when we complained there wasn’t enough characters to write a status, but that’s what makes it so special.
Whatever your opinion is of the Twittersphere, you can’t help but argue it’s been a blast this past ten years.
Got some favourite Twitter moments of your own? Tweet us at @OV_Group and we’ll share the best ones!