Twitter at 10: The tweets that show why we #lovetwitter

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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

When President Obama got re-elected…

Or when Blackberry made a boo boo… and tweeted from an iPhone


What about the time Kanye had to babysit a water bottle…kanye

…Or when he found inspiration in IKEA

How about the first tweet from space?

Pretty much all of Ryan Reynold’s Twitter account

The Guardian’s @benfraserlee’s Legend review took centre stage

And who could forget the Oscars selfie…

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!

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About Dane Hume

Dane joined the Content Team in October 2015 before jetting off for a week to Copenhagen. When he isn't travelling the world, he can usually be seen at obscure gigs, watching Ryan Gosling films and making terrible dad jokes. He is also partial to a rum, football and pursuing his dreams of being a stay at home mum.

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