Remember when Twitter first became popular? It was a place where folks shared random thoughts about their day or even just the undirected trajectory of their introspection.
But now, ten years later, the social media website has become the main source for breaking news, it’s become a platform for celebrities to shut down rumors, it’s become a place for humanitarians and advocacy groups to share a story and it’s also a place for politicians to share their agendas.
In honor of Twitter’s tenth birthday, here are some highlights over the past decade, including top tweets and top followed celebrities.
Five of the most retweeted tweets:
Ellen Degernees Oscar Selfie
Barack Obama Reelection Tweet
Lea Michele after passing of her boyfriend, Cory Monteith
Paul Walker’s camp tweets passing of the late Fast and Furious star.
Justin Bieber’s tweet after the death of 6-year-old fan, Avalanna Routh.
Person to rack up 1 million followers the quickest: According to TIME, Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner is the“most famous transgender person in the world and on social media.” According to the publication, just four hours after joining Twitter as Caitlyn, the former Olympic athlete garnered 1 million Twitter followers, beating President Obama’s record.
Most followed celebrities: