15 timeless tweets to celebrate Twitter’s 15th anniversary

If you, like me, have spent a significant portion of your one-and-only life on Twitter — bless that stupid website — then you assuredly have a number of posts you consider to be The Classics. Posts for which you only need to hear a word or two and you instantly know the tweet in question.

Thursday marks the fifteenth anniversary of Twitter, which officially launched to the public on July 15, 2006. If Twitter were a person it’d be trying to get its learner’s permit right now. How about that? (The first tweet, however, was from Jack Dorsey, and was sent on March 21, 2006.)

Anyway, to celebrate the big anniversary, we decided to collect 15 timeless tweets. The Classics to end all Classics. Please enjoy.

1. This is the post I think about more than any other. The phrase “fuck him up socrates” lives forever in my brain.

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2. A tweet so good it necessitated an actual Paris Review Paris review

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3. I could have done 15 dril tweets but here is one of a few truly amazing offerings from Twitter’s iconic Poster

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4. You simply cannot miss an opportunity so golden

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5. A classic literature joke

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6. (dats me yellin)

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7. You hate to see it

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8. To this day if I ever hear the words “crab rangoon” I simply must say “things of that nature.” I have no choice in the matter.

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9. Please stop praying for him, he’s superhuman at this point

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10. This dril tweet is so good it defined a new online term: corn cobbing

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11. This dril tweet was so memorable it remains a meme

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12. It’s truly wild how many classic posts dril created…

But “I’m sorry. Im trying to remove it” really captured to the phenomenon of people constantly posting idiotic stuff to Twitter then quickly realizing it was dumb. But it’s always too late, they can’t walk it back.

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13. This really was 1877 Twitter

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14. That’s Chappie

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15. And finally, a true classic: Ed Balls

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