Since it’s launch in 2006, Twitter has changed the way we consume news. Gone are the days of screaming headlines and exposes splattered across the covers of newspapers, with social media, news can be broken anywhere at any time – all you need is the right hashtag.
Although any social media can make a story go viral, Twitter is the king of breaking news in the digital sphere. It’s the network that brands, celebrities, and even politicians use to connect with “the people.” Just ask Donald Trump, whose bizarre tweet tirades trend on an almost daily basis.
So when Washington Post reporter Gene Park asked his followers “What is the best day ever to be on Twitter?,” there were plenty of responses.
The La La Land/Moonlight Oscar’s mix up was popular
— Pablo (@Dinamico_7) September 2, 2018
As was the whole Kanye “Slavery was a choice” debacle
If Slavery Was A Choice was one for the books.
— D (@AthenaArchetype) September 3, 2018
#IfSlaveryWasAChoice was properly stupendous. I lost hours.
— Dr Una McIlvenna ?? (@UnaMcIlvenna) September 4, 2018
Remember last year when Ted Cruz liked a hardcore porn clip? Of course you do, because Twitter never forgets
The night Ted Cruz liked a porn clip
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) August 31, 2018
— Natalie Wynn ? (@ContraPoints) September 12, 2017
A racoons epic journey up a skyscraper got a lot of love
When the raccoon was stuck on a window ledge
— Ashley (@TheAshleyChaves) September 6, 2018
— Vashti “Stop Calling It Meddling” Vale (@pruden108) September 5, 2018
And obviously Trump made the list…
Covfefe night was peak Twitter
— Name Cannot Be Blank (@vultureslayer) August 31, 2018
I laughed so hard I was crying.
— Pronounced “Logan” (@logainne) September 4, 2018
Covfefe night was peak. I was sitting in my livingroom in Philly laughing my ass off, someone walking on the street heard me & yelled out “Covfefe, sis?!”, rightly assuming it’s the only reason to be laughing at 3 am. Open my shades, yell back “covfefe!”, we had a laugh together
— Wisdom’s Golden Light (@WisdomGoldLight) September 5, 2018
But the top answer was 26th February 2016, which was doubly memorably as the day of both the “epic llama chase” and the “What colour is this dress?” disaster.
Dress llamas combo. Feb 2015. No contest.
— Kristina Lucarelli ?♀️ (@KristinaLuca) August 31, 2018
— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) February 26, 2015
The dress day was really something else.
— Monica Byrne (@monicabyrne13) August 31, 2018
What was your “best day to be on Twitter?” Tell us in the comments!