Ellen managed to break the record for most retweets ever by some margin at last night’s Oscars. Her selfie, shown above, has chalked up well over two million retweets and counting.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
The new tweet beats President Obama’s previous record — achieved when he posted a picture of him and the First Lady when he won the 2012 presidential elections — which scored 779,460 retweets. In fact, the volume of retweets of the latest record even caused a “brief service issue” on Twitter.
Ellen’s selfie was captured on a Samsung, though she was apparently using an iPhone backstage all night. Oops. [Twitter]