A big congrats goes out to Ellen DeGeneres for her Oscar Selfie retweet efforts on Twitter. She smashed the previous record held by Barak Obama.
Ellen quickly passed 778,508 retweets. It took about 30 minutes for her to reach the 810,000 retweet mark. There was a brief moment where Twitter appeared to be having some issues handling the volume. But Twitter’s services were quickly restored.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
Barak Obama held the pervious retweet record with this tweet announcing that he had won his second term as President of the United States.
Four more years. pic.twitter.com/bAJE6Vom
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012
Twitter is a microblogging social network that enables its users to send, read and reshare “tweets” and are limited to 140 characters. People and business alike use Twitter for so many reasons including sharing a thought, a location, or an experience, in addition to help those that seek answers. Twitter is a publicly traded company and can be found on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TWTR.