If you like to frequent interweb sites—and I’m pretty sure you do—then you already know all about Ellen DeGeneres’s famous Oscar selfie, and how it made Twitter explode. However, while everyone and their mother was talking about how it was the “most retweeted tweet” of all time, nobody was really providing any context for that distinction.
Today, we’re providing context. The following list doesn’t quite contain the most retweeted tweets of all-time, because that would pretty much just be an entire list of the One Direction guys talking about their haircuts. However, it does have some of the tweets that used to hold the retweet record, as well as some other pretty significant ones, all of which will help you get a grasp on just how huge Ellen’s famous person selfie was.
Let’s get started, shall we?