Ellen’s Oscar selfie breaks Twiter

If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscarspic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap

When Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres took her record-breaking “selfie” during the 86th Academy Awards social audiences responded in three ways. First, they retweeted it more than 2 million times. It broke the current record held by @BarackObama. The “Four More Years” post had just more than 780,000 retweets before the Oscars began on Sunday and had was known as the “most retweeted photo ever.”

Perhaps coincidentally, Twitter began experiencing technical issues shortly after Ellen’s retweet challenge. @TheAcademy quickly apologized.
Retweets allow only for so much creativity, and Twitter soon began responding with their own interpretations, versions and Photoshopped group shots correctly known as the wefie.


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