With rumors of Twitter shutting down, internet users gathered to reminisce about some of their favorite platforms.
It all happened on Thursday evening, when reports began to circulate that Twitter HQ has lost more employees in a short period of time due to the decision made by its new CEO, Elon Musk.
Tweeters Fear About Twitter’s Future
As the situation at Twitter HQ continued to spread, users quickly began to react in anticipation of the platform’s potential. Tweets with hashtags like #RIPTwitter, #GoodbyeTwitter, and #TwitterDown started spreading like wildfire.
Good on twitter, it’s been going well. #RIPTwitter pic.twitter.com/fkkUZWz2oQ
– Bish 🗽 (@thebishundercov) November 18, 2022
I’m looking back at my three followers for the last time since Twitter was about to shut down #RIPTwitter #TwitterDown
— JC (@JuanCafecito) November 18, 2022
It has been a pleasure spending time with all of you over the past 13 years. #RIPTwitter pic.twitter.com/XsLuMNi59A
– toby and the scranton strangler (@OhHELLNawl) November 18, 2022
Before Twitter goes, the secret to finding bitches is….#RIPTwitter #GoodByeTwitter pic.twitter.com/wBCwrFwPk2
— $kittlez (@YaBoiSkitz) November 18, 2022
Ex-Twitter employees will launch investors next week. #RIPTwitter pic.twitter.com/aQe1Zpl2GT
— Pete Haas (@dimeford) November 18, 2022
Notably, Tumblr also got into the trouble.
– tumblr dot com website and app (@tumblr) November 18, 2022
Silver Lining Through Memes And Action Movies
Through the madness, some users have opened conversations that are close to people who share some of their interests and memories on the platform. The main idea was to share some of the most memorable aspects of Twitter in order to protect the culture, since many seemed to truly believe that the site was in danger.
Since we’re in the fourth round of the Twitter meltdown, would you mind sharing some funny videos and videos so I can save the phone as quickly as possible? pic.twitter.com/VZmEKx5R5y
– GG (@GGMoney17) November 18, 2022
in honor of the twitter shutdown, what’s your favorite moment right now??
— ? (@aliyahinterlude) November 18, 2022
Since twitter is going down the news is the funniest thing in your camera roll so we can laugh before it ends
— Brezzy’😵💫 (@OvOBrezzzy) November 18, 2022
Likewise, Twitter was soon flooded with memorable pieces that went viral on the site, as well as new gems.
Most of the posts were pictures of memorable tweets.
I warn you: pic.twitter.com/Gh1p2z0fZd
– TAYLOR HALE WINNER + AFP OF BB24 (@yaan__ai) November 18, 2022
– jb 😉 (@6onuz) November 18, 2022
— Trenton (@ByeMrGhost) November 18, 2022
– sean (@s34ns34ns34n) November 18, 2022
– h❤️🔥 (@piscesmoonsong) November 18, 2022
– Grace (@Gracy73868529) November 18, 2022
There were also memes and videos galore down in the thread.
– mild (@sufferingmild) November 18, 2022
This thread is great. Smh it feels like the last day of school pic.twitter.com/srRzRbAQY1
– Tamela Mann’s Burner account (@TheBriaBlack) November 18, 2022
– Ask Deneise (@Breighton_P) November 18, 2022
SpongeBob memes have continued for years. pic.twitter.com/eR6pB05jyj
– agz (@flatbushagzz) November 18, 2022
– Sea Way (@cpettway79) November 18, 2022
People also shared music videos.
— Fonzworth Pontiac (@THEPERFOURMER) November 18, 2022
Let Me Add The First To Them.. Because He Slipped! 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/pPCSqR2tAk
– French👳🏾🦍 (@FrenchLIQ_) November 18, 2022
When users wanted to end their Twitter run on entertainment, there were plenty of jokes to go around.
– 🔝 (@nuski4x) November 18, 2022
If this is our last tweet on Twitter pic.twitter.com/TvW4gh7YjE
– Queens of Bravo (@queensofbravo) November 18, 2022
– Ananazi (@Ananazi_MMA) November 18, 2022
Should Users Protect Their Twitter Profiles?
Luckily, Twitter is still up and going strong, so your favorite memes, action videos, and bookmarks are still safe (for now, at least).
However, with this fear of closure, different shopping centers like it The New York Times and The Guardian will begin advising users on how to download or save their Twitter account, should this happen.
What do you think about the Twitter shutdown, and will you be going through it to save your favorite tweets while you still can?