This is the most interesting selfie of all time let alone from the Oscars!
In the process she broke Twitter Single-handedly! According to Twitter, it’s the “most retweeted Tweet, ever.” As of about 8:45 a.m. ET Monday, the shot of Ellen with stars such as Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt had been retweeted nearly 2.6 million times.
That’s far more than the 782,000 or so retweets for the previous record holder — the 2012 “four more years” photo of President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hugging.
Ellen’s twitpic is also being credited with “breaking” Twitter for a short time. According to The Associated Press, “Twitter sent out an apology because all the retweeting disrupted service for more than 20 minutes after 10 p.m. ET.”
Bloomberg News says that’s not necessarily bad news for Twitter. The temporary disruption, it notes, brought the microblogging site “tons of publicity.”
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014