A selfie picture of a number of well known movie actors during Sunday night's Oscar telecast that was posted on Ellen DeDeneres's Twitter feed continues to break records for the social networking service. The post has been retweeted over 3.2 million times in less than three days.
Today, Twitter revealed some other numbers surrounding the "Oscar selfie" tweet. In a blog post, the company said that on Monday morning, when the post "only" had 2.4 million retweets, it had already been viewed by 8.1 million people, and generated 32.8 million page views. The tweet had also been embedded in 13,711 web pages. Obviously all those numbers are likely to be even higher today.
Twitter also said that from Sunday to Monday there were 19.1 million tweets on their network specifically about the Oscars that were sent by 5.1 million people and viewed by 37 million users. The grand total of impressions for Oscar-related tweets was a whopping 3.3 billion in that time period.
The actual picture was taken with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and while some people and companies, like Nokia, felt the images from the smartphone were too blurry, Samsung doesn't seem to mind. In fact, CNBC reports that the company will be donating $3 million to two charities that DeGeneres supports: St. Jude's and the Humane Society.
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