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Here are the best tweets of 2017

Twitter was garbage in 2017, except for these tweets.

 

Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

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

https://twitter.com/shujaxhaider/status/888103420229496834

https://twitter.com/ValeeGrrl/status/905761309811253248

https://twitter.com/monicaheisey/status/865616532956602368

bill corbett baconlet tweet
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https://twitter.com/jhermann/status/866825798807769088

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/McKellogs/status/877645489574887425

https://twitter.com/kyungwonspecs/status/877879981006766080

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

https://twitter.com/AdamOPrice/status/872794063745015808

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

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

https://twitter.com/scottew/status/903012902113644545

https://twitter.com/whatmaddness/status/892394439867383808

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

mat jones vape tweet
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https://twitter.com/zekNcashe/status/916027985219768321

https://twitter.com/cashbonez/status/923443922520518656

https://twitter.com/ohen39/status/923019102368669696

https://twitter.com/PlagueLovers/status/922653905481359360

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

https://twitter.com/adcrimer/status/935229878907101184

https://twitter.com/goofoffartiste/status/934987179079614466

https://twitter.com/broazay/status/937894794738700288

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

https://twitter.com/tonybonesarelli/status/856970701714149378

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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