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#Twitterpated: Crushing On Twitter for a Decade


My favorite social media platform turned ten years old this week. If I could bake a bird-shaped cake to celebrate, I would. But let’s face it, my Twitter birthday cake would just be a circle with a giant hashtag in blue frosting. Regardless, it’s still pretty cool to see how far social media has come in a decade! I distinctly remember thinking Twitter would only ever amount to a Dear Diary-style word vomit where people would feel the need to narrate every moment of their day. Instead, that’s Facebook now (plus a slew of branded advertisements, random event invites, and links to articles/Buzzfeed videos). Twitter has actually done pretty well in the last ten years. It’s been an excellent resource for journalists and live reporting, and a great venue for conversation with trending topics and hashtags. It’s still my favorite place to go to figure out what’s going on in the world (and how I find new music to check out!).

So while there isn’t a bird-shaped cake, or even a hashtag in blue frosting (I was kidding), I still want to take a second to celebrate a decade of Twitter. And what better way than with a bunch of the best tweets to ever grace my timeline? Here are some of my favorite moments over the years:

Ellen Degeneres, my hero, posted her Oscars selfie in 2014 to Twitter, and it’s still the most retweeted image in history–3,343,035 retweets.

Following the highly anticipated release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, a parody account popped up on Twitter called Emo Kylo Ren. It is now my favorite account on Twitter. IT NEVER GETS OLD.

I remember the exact moment I learned that Blink 182 had reunited. It was 2009, I was backstage at my high school play where I played a maid or something and my friend called me. This was before I had Twitter, so I didn’t get to see this life-changing tweet until later. But it still counts.

Another reunion that literally rocked my world: Pete Wentz announced the return of Fall Out Boy with a simple “We missed you” and a brand new song.

Annnnd some more Fall Out Boy, because they were voted Artist of the Year at the inaugural Alternative Press Awards in 2014.

State Champs opened for the chart-topping pop-punk boy band 5 Seconds of Summer, so that’s pretty awesome.

Linkin Park surprised everyone with a set at Vans Warped Tour ‘14 on Twitter.

August Burns Red were honored with a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance last year! They may not have won the award, but they certainly won our hearts.

Twitter celebrated the awesome engagement of some of our favorite people, Hayley Williams and Chad Gilbert in January. It was pretty cute.

This only scratches the surface of cool things that happened, I know. But just think of all the cool things yet to come. Cheers to you, Twitter! Here’s to ten more years.
#HappyBirthday #Decade

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