Viral Tweets of This Year 2022
There are a lot of viral tweets, but there are a few that will take the prize this year. Some of them include the Elon Musk tweet, Chadwick Boseman tweet, Amtrak's one-word tweet, and the infamous "Free Nuggets" tweet.
Elon Musk's one-word tweet
In 2022, Musk will be 76. The space rocket pioneer has been tweeting about himself for more than a decade. In his tweets, he has revealed numerous personal details. He has also endorsed the carbon-emissions tax, electric vehicles, solar energy, and zero fossil fuels. He also supports decriminalizing marijuana, federal regulation of hazardous items, and the development of artificial intelligence.
Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla, one of the most successful companies in the world, and the richest person on earth. He recently posted a mysterious tweet in Greek on his Twitter account. The word "tweet" means "dialectic" in Greek, where "dialectic" refers to dialogue, ethical rules, and the construction of common values. The message Musk sent triggered more than 7,000 responses on his official Twitter profile.
Musk has been married twice. He has nine children. The first was by one of his ex-wives, but the second was by a second woman. Musk has dated several women and is a serial tweeter. He also has a romantic history, dating Amber Heard. Heard broke his heart. His second wife is Talulah Riley, a Westworld actress who played a killer sex-bot. His current girlfriend, Grimes, is a Twitter star. The couple have two children together.
Some right-wing personalities are gleeful over Musk's Twitter takeover. While he is a self-proclaimed "free speech absolutist" and a "free speech absolutist", Musk is adamant about the mission of his companies. This is why he has purposefully built his empires, buying companies to fit his Mission.
Chadwick Boseman's two-word tweet
The actor Chadwick Boseman, the star of the Marvel superhero movie "Black Panther," has died at the age of 43, from colon cancer. He had been battling the disease for nearly four years while juggling some of the most physically demanding roles of his career. Boseman was not one to let his condition go unnoticed, and his death came as a shock to everyone, including his fans and colleagues.
Despite the tragic news of Boseman's death, he remains the most popular tweet of the year. His final tweet has received more than 5.7 million likes. In fact, it is the most popular post on Twitter in the history of the platform. The actor was born in South Carolina and attended Howard University. He was a prolific playwright who penned plays with hip hop elements before becoming a star. He also directed plays and performed with the National Shakespeare Company in New York.
The posthumous tweet has gained 18.3 million likes on Instagram and over 1.3 million reactions on Facebook. According to CNN, the post has broken the record for the most liked tweet in history. The previous record was held by former president Barack Obama's tweet in August 2017, which included a picture of him smiling at a group of children.
In a less than decade, Chadwick Boseman changed the face of movies. He produced and starred in 21 Bridges, a Netflix adaptation of the August Wilson play. In just two years, he has become the recipient of the George Jean Nathan Prize for dramatic criticism. He is also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism.
Elon Musk's tweet about free nuggets
In a tweet sent to Twitter, Elon Musk declared, The bird is free. The tweet garnered over one million likes and thousands of reactions. Now, people wonder whether Musk will actually fulfill his promises. Elon Musk has a huge following on Twitter, and people are expecting him to deliver. On the other hand, some see it as a new era in free speech.
Amtrak's one-word tweet
The "trains" one-word tweet sent by Amtrak sparked a wave of reactions from railroad fans. As a result, the tweet was widely shared and received more than 180,000 likes, 28,000 retweets, and more than 2,700 comments. The company, which operates intracity and intercity rail services in 46 U.S. cities and nine Canadian cities, embraced the hashtag and quickly followed the trend.
After Amtrak's tweet went viral, other brands quickly followed suit. Domino's pizza, Starbucks, and NASA all used one-word tweets to get their name out in the public. But the real surprise came when Amtrak posted a tweet about trains. It could have been a mistake or a deliberate strategy, but what do you think?
Unlike the first Amtrak one-word tweet, Amtrak's tweet was more about branding than advertising. The brand created a hashtag for the tweet and encouraged other companies to use it as well. The hashtag #amtrak2022 has become one of the most popular on Twitter.
Amtrak claims it started the trend of trains in tweets, although San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit took the initiative in 2020. The trend continued in Ukraine, as Volodymyr Zelensky, a former Ukrainian President, tweeted the single word "Freedom." The hashtag's popularity was largely due to the tweet's message about the Ukrainian people's conflict with Russia, which is threatening the country's nuclear facilities.
Obama's tweet about Charlottesville
President Obama's response to the Charlottesville riots has garnered the highest number of likes of any tweet in Twitter history. The former president, who was president when the riots occurred in August of 2017, tweeted a message of hope and unity in response to the unrest. The tweet quickly became the most popular tweet ever on the site, and it's now one of the most shared.
The president's tweet about the events in Charlottesville garnered more than 2 million likes as of Tuesday afternoon. The tweet also received over 3 million re-tweets. It was a direct response to President Trump's press conference in which he compared counter protesters to white supremacists. According to Nick Pacilio, Twitter's Communications, Government, and News department manager, the tweet is among the top five most re-tweeted tweets of all time.
The tweet's message of unity was particularly resonant and sincere, citing the late South African president Nelson Mandela. Obama cited Mandela's famous quote, "no one is born hating another person because of the color of their skin, their background, or their religion." And he included a picture of himself smiling at kids from diverse backgrounds.
The tweet has also garnered attention from the alt-right. The alt-right media figure who re-tweeted the tweet had pushed the PizzaGate conspiracy theory. He also questioned why the media was not outraged about the recent violence in Chicago. In addition to the tweet from Obama, Ariana Grande tweeted a 2.7 million-liked tweet about the Charlottesville attack.
Carter Wilkerson's call for a year's supply of free nuggets
Carter Wilkerson has been attracting attention at school for his campaign to get a free year's supply of chicken nuggets. He also plays football and runs track and field. His tweet to Wendy's broke a record for the most retweeted tweet on Twitter. As a result, Wendy's donated $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation to help foster kids find homes. The tweet started when Carter tweeted Wendy's, asking how many retweets he would need to receive the free nuggets. Wendy's replied: "18 million!", setting off the race to get the free nuggets.
The response from Wendy's was unexpected, too. When contacted by the Guardian, the company revealed it received more than 837,000 retweets from Twitter users and other celebrities. Although Wilkerson has not reached the goal of 18 million retweets, his tweet garnered more attention than he initially thought.
The tweet quickly reached the three-million-retweet mark, beating Ellen DeGeneres' selfie, which was retweeted over three million times. The campaign was so successful that Wendy's even awarded Wilkerson with $100,000 to his charity.
The campaign has received enormous support from brands and celebrities. Apple Music, Google, Microsoft, and T-Mobile have all tweeted support. Wilkerson's tweet has even been included in the company's Q1 shareholder letter.