Top Tweets of 2014
16 Tweets That Will Forever Define 2014
This year, some moments were heartwarming, some were hilarious, and some made you think "WTF?!" No matter what you felt in 2014, chances are Twitter was probably there to capture it perfectly. Read on for the tweets that will forever define 2014.
If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap— Ellen DeGeneres (@EllenDeGeneres) March 3, 2014
The "golden tweet," aka the most retweeted tweet of the year, goes to Ellen DeGeneres's epic selfie.
Hey @Pharrell, can we have our hat back? #GRAMMYs— Arby's (@Arbys) January 27, 2014
Pharrell Williams's hat stole the show on music's biggest night.
here's what celebrity chef @GuyFieri might look like with a "normal" hairstyle, if anyone's into that sort of thing. pic.twitter.com/DGDpyjzYNh— The Red Man (@PorkTartare) June 27, 2014
Things you can't unsee.
Today #BenedictCumberbatch got engaged. Then I dropped my coffee mug. Now my heart is literally broken. #FutureMrsBC pic.twitter.com/ddqZmYF3xz
— Bridget Randolph (@BridgetRandolph) November 5, 2014
When the Internet shed a collective tear.
Best wiki update of the Cup so far, or ever: pic.twitter.com/GehIqfFtc1
— Danielle Elliot (@daniellelliot) July 2, 2014
Tim Howard, US Men's National Team goalie and World Cup MVP (in our hearts, anyway).
We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.
— CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014
Best first tweet of all time?
Gold, gold, gold and gold. #canadassports #teamCanada #wearewinter #sochi2014 http://t.co/lbx61GT91i pic.twitter.com/xpVOT4SBLf
— Globe Olympics (@GlobeOlympics) February 23, 2014
CANADA. #WeAreWinter may be the cutest call to arms in celebration of bad weather, ever.
Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It's time to #BringBackOurGirls. -mo pic.twitter.com/glDKDotJRt
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) May 7, 2014
While many critics claimed the hashtag did nothing to actually save the girls, no one can deny that this viral tweet raised a lot of awareness for the campaign.
4 years ago I stood there and auditioned for the Xfactor, can't believe we just played 3 nights in that stadium! pic.twitter.com/GYHbEIVkME
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 26, 2014
One Direction's Niall Horan made fangirls cry ALL THE TEARS.
— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) July 13, 2014
German forward Lukas Podolski after a sweet, sweet victory.
My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza & #Israel pic.twitter.com/jNGWxHilSy
— Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) July 23, 2014
German astronaut Alexander Gerst's bird's-eye view of Gaza went viral.
Wonderful men out there. I'm launching a campaign - #heforshe. Support the women in ur lives and sign up here now! ❤️ http://t.co/EXa64CncgP
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) September 21, 2014
Hermione's, er, Emma Watson's campaign for female empowerment rallied the support of celebrities round the world.
It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014
GHOSTBUSTERS THE SEQUEL IS COMING.
.@ConanOBrien I'm considering going as hunky Conan O'Brien - but that might be too far fetched.
— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) October 23, 2014
OH SNAP. That time former Madam Secretary fired back.
The view is absolutely breathtaking ESA_Rosetta! Unlike anything I've ever seen #CometLanding pic.twitter.com/flsSdxz0bo
— Philae Lander (@Philae2014) November 13, 2014
Humans landed a probe on a comet for the first time!
I'm heartbroken over the news of no indictment in Ferguson. Let's all pray for peace.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) November 25, 2014
The devastating news from Ferguson, MO, riled up a nation.
#Ebola is spread by direct contact w/bodily fluids of a sick person or exposure to contaminated objects, like needles pic.twitter.com/lVjLoWYBki
— CDC (@CDCgov) September 30, 2014
The people fighting Ebola were Time's person of the year.