Some of the best tweets of all time feature - no surprise here - celebrities. What are the best tweets of all time? The best tweets ever may come from tech darlings (issuing the first-ever tweet), celebs having exestiential crises (we're looking at YOU, Kanye West) or having all-out battles with other celebs (hello, Ice T and Aimee Mann). But not all of the greatest Tweets (of all time) are from household names, oh no. Some of the most well-known Tweets have come from everyday people who just happen to be in the right place at the right time, smartphone in hand, as historic events unfolded.
What the best tweets of all time? Take a look here and you'll see some of the greatest ever.
Read on for more info about some of the best, most important (arguable, we know) Tweets ever. Don't see your favorite on the list? Add it! Definitely add it.
Kevin Smith: Too Fat to Fly Southwest? In February of 2010, filmmaker Kevin Smith, @ThatKevinSmith, took to his Twitter to announce to his 1.6 million followers that he'd been kicked off of a Southwest Airlines flight at Oakland International Airport because he was a
@ConanOBrien Follows One Person Sarah Killen. The name ring a bell? It should. On March 5, 2010, Conan O'Brien, aka @ConanOBrien, decided to make her very famous in the Twitterverse. With one Tweet, he definitely changed Sarah's life. Apparently, Conan made up
First Space Tweet Astronaut TJ Creamer, @Astro_TJ, made history in January of 2010, when he sent the very first Tweet from space! Creamer and his crew were orbiting on the International Space Station when he sent this greeting:"Hello
@jkrums Tweets Hudson River Plane Crash Talk about a tweet seen 'round the world: In mid-January of 2009, a US Airways jet made an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River. News of the event quickly spread throughout the Twitterverse, but nothing was as powerful as
Twitter User @reallyvirtual Tweets Osama bin Laden Compound Raid We mentioned earlier that some of the most important (and best) Tweets don't always come from celebrities. This is a VERY good example: When @reallyvirtual, aka Sohaib Athar, Tweeted about a helicopter hovering overhead in
@KimKardashian Called Out Over Casey Anthony Verdict Reaction When the Casey Anthony verdict (not guilty) was read, Twitter lit up - not surprisingly. Everyone wanted to Tweet their opinion in 140 characters or less. Celebrities were no exception, including one Kim Kardashian. She Tweeted
Ice T vs. Aimee Mann In April of 2010, rapper-turned-actor Ice T, aka @FINALLEVEL, went after musician Aimee Mann on Twitter in a big way. To be fair, she kinda started it. Mann called Ice T out after apparently watching an episode of 'Law &
Bronx Zoo Cobra Tweets Adventures The @BronxZoosCobra made headlines in March of 2011, after a 20-inch female Egyptian cobra went missing from the famed zoo. As the search for the missing reptile continued for six days, she popped up on Twitter! Within days, this
First Tweet From @jack The very first Tweet ever sent on Twitter came on March 21, 2006. Twitter creator Jack Dorsey (@jack) announced simply, "inviting coworkers." So there you go. Obviously this one, like many of the biggest and best (and,
Amanda Bynes Tweets About Drake Amanda Bynes was definitely having a moment in 2013 and she posted a LOT of super embarrassing tweets. This one is our favorite, posted here without comment: "I want @drake to murder my v*gina"--Amanda Bynes
Ellen's Oscar Tweet Oscar host Ellen Degeneres broke a Twitter record with this one. In March 2014, Ellen herded Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Angelina Jolie and others into the most legendary selfie to ever hit the Internet. The
Earthquakes and Pap Smears Twitter user Verdell Wilson, better known as @MissRFTC, took the opportunity to inform her many followers on July 29, 2008, that an earthquake hit at exactly the wrong time: while her doctor was um, giving her an exam. Her OB/GYN.
@BPGlobalPR Tweets the Oil Spill Crisis In the wake of the devastating Gulf Coast oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill, people were mad - but @BPGlobalPR came to the rescue, providing a much-needed reprieve of humor. The account gained followers very quickly, with
Kanye West and his Water Bottle Crisis Twitter just wouldn't be the same without some of @kanyewest's nutty ramblings. Like this Tweet, where he has a few words to say about water bottles. Specifically, having to "be responsible" for them. Total meltdown over
Kanye West and his Persian Rugs Dear @kanyewest: Sometimes you kinda come off as a little kooky. Your personality is a bit over-the-top, especially on Twitter. Like with this Tweet, where you express concern about Persian rugs. Come ON dude really? Prior to this
Charlie Sheen's First Tweet On March 1, 2011, Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) decided he'd like to join Twitter. Sheen, of course, was in the middle of a (very public) meltdown - so what to do? Take it to the Twitterverse! Sheen's first Tweet featured a photo