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Here are the best tweets of 2017

Twitter was garbage in 2017, except for these tweets.

Dec 20, 2017, 8:23 am*

Internet Culture

Jay Hathaway 

Jay Hathaway

As 2016 drew to a close, it seemed like Twitter couldn’t get any worse. The year had been dominated by Russian bots and white supremacist agitators, and as it drew to a close, it was Time for Some Game Theory. Had the bad website finally hit rock bottom? A year later, we know that it absolutely had not. It hardly seems possible, but 2017 brought even hotter takes and even steamier garbage: Verritt authentication codes, battles between roses and corncobs, Kurt Eichenwald looking at anime porn. Each oozing pustule of “free speech” was worst than the last. And then there were Twitter’s policies—Nazis and anime avatars ran wild, while anyone who challenged them was reported for abuse and suspended from the site.

But we kept coming back to drink from Twitter’s poisoned well, day after day. Why? Stockholm Syndrome, for sure. But also good jokes. They were rare, but when they were good, they were very good. They made us, for a brief moment, stop regretting that human beings ever developed language.

Here are the indisputable greatest tweets of 2017. These are them. There are no appeals. Don’t @ me.

https://twitter.com/trojansauce/status/930047438773276674

bill corbett baconlet tweet

https://twitter.com/Home_Halfway/status/891487625886011395

https://twitter.com/frozenblueber/status/938748220573999104

https://twitter.com/MiQL/status/877332240199372801

https://twitter.com/kathbarbadoro/status/886786495339798528

https://twitter.com/ShugoWah/status/878489076348764160

https://twitter.com/Integrity_Guy/status/902180933440331777

https://twitter.com/PowerfulUggo/status/902608095049908224

https://twitter.com/ZhouChauster/status/913403494287265792

mat jones vape tweet

https://twitter.com/zekNcashe/status/916027985219768321

https://twitter.com/Mr_DrinksOnMe/status/843078849860702208

https://twitter.com/NifMuhammad/status/933426362035134464

https://twitter.com/akacrispy/status/938156900302163969

https://twitter.com/HeraLindsayBird/status/895811291855462401

May you and your love ones have a joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year. And, in 2018, may you find the strength to Log Off.

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*First Published: Dec 20, 2017, 6:00 am