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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ellen DeGeneres Crashes Twitter with (Record-Setting?) Oscars Selfie!

by Kari Tervo

Trying to log into your Twitter account and you're getting the "Something Is Technically Wrong" message? That clumsy robot hasn't just screwed it up for you--Ellen DeGeneres has crashed Twitter with an Oscars mass-celebrity-selfie taken from her tablet in the theater aisle during the show! She was trying to achieve the most-retweeted photo in Twitter history. 

According to, Twitter has been experiencing a "likely service disruption" since shortly after the photo was posted.

You can't see it on Twitter right now, but the celebrity-studded photo features the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, and Ellen herself.
Ellen's Star-Studded Selfie, swiped from her Facebook.
Congratulations on a fun Oscars stunt, Ellen! I just wish I could tweet about it. . . :p


UPDATE: As of 7:32 pm, I can access Twitter, but the service is still experiencing a likely service disruption.

UPDATE: As of 7:37 pm, the photo has been re-tweeted 549,749 times! The previous record holder was Barack Obama, with over 500,000 re-tweets. I'm not clear if the photos of the new royal baby cleared that mark, but I'm betting that Ellen's photo will break the record.

UPDATE: According to Variety, Ellen's photo broke the Twitter record. Also, the Academy has issued an apology for crashing the service: "Sorry, our bad."

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