She is known for her amazing dance moves and generous attitude but now her face is plastered across Twitter for literally the entire world to see!  It’s Ellen DeGeneres and the most popular selfie tweet in all of Twitter History!  Ellen DeGeneres has officially had the most retweeted post since the beginning of Twitter!  At the 86th Academy Awards, DeGeneres, along with a gaggle of other Hollywood A-listers standing behind her, took a selfie on her Samsung Galaxy Note 3.  What a great selfie!

Oscar Host's Selfie Breaks ReTweet Record

She has had Over 2.8 million retweets accumulated in just over 5 hours, and that number is still rising.  There are rumours that the retweeting caused Twitter to briefly crash.

United States, President Barack Obama used to own the record, when he had over 750,000 retweets on 12th November for his ‘Four more years’ tweet. This was considered an amazing feat! However, DeGeneres has completely hit this figure out of the ball park!

Oscar Host's Selfie Breaks ReTweet Record

The picture of the picture

The picture was taken by Bradley Cooper but the picture was posted by DeGeneres saying, “If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever!”  The photo includes superstar A-listers: Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey and Lupita Nyong’o, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years A Slave.

Taken with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung gets the much needed publicity…They were an official sponsor of the Academy Awards!  I guess they will be extremely pleased with the free advertising!  Over 2.8 million retweets, featuring their flagship phone, isn’t half bad!

Twitter also gave their own perspective, from a social networking point of view, of the Academy Awards!  They were able to release important tweets and other information about the Oscars evening as the ceremony aired.

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