Shortly after 9:00PM her tweet had received over 250,000+ retweets.
By 9:45PM her tweet had broken the record and, within 15 minutes after that, had reached over 1 million retweets.
Last night at the Oscars, Ellen Degeneres confirmed that retweets truly equals endorsements.
BREAKING: Ellen Degeneres officially confirms that RTs = endorsements.
— WIRED (@WIRED) March 3, 2014
Before now, the record was around 810,000 retweets of a photo from @BarakObama on November 6, 2012, as seen below:
Four more years. pic.twitter.com/bAJE6Vom
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012
By the morning, there were over 2.5 million retweets. As of January 2014, It is believed there are 645,750,000 active Twitter users. A Tweet can only be retweeted once per account. That means, at this time, Ellen’s tweet has received retweets from approximately 0.3% of all active Twitter accounts!
You can see the current stats on Ellen’s tweet below:
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014