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The definitive list of 2016’s best tweets—don’t @ us

These are the good tweets. All decisions final. No appeals allowed.

Feb 28, 2020, 6:30 pm*

Internet Culture

Jay Hathaway 

Jay Hathaway

Tweets. Tuites. Toots. They’re short, and most of them are bad. In 2016, there were more bad ones than ever. Just the worst. Twitter has evolved into a kneejerk outrage generator, and it finally got a chance to test its weaponized Hot Take technology on a presidential election between the two least-liked candidates in recent history. The results were breathtakingly awful. 

But, there were some tiny, glimmering pinpricks in the shroud of depression and misery that is Twitter, little lights of joy or snark that kept us from deleting our accounts. Some of them were the abstract meme artworks of Da Share z0ne. Most of them were, if we’re being honest, pics of Libby Watson’s cat, Digby

A small and glorious number, however, were just, like… good jokes. Little things we could laugh at instead of burning down our homes for the insurance money. Here are 50 of them. This is the list. You may be thinking “There were other good tweets, though!” No. Stop. This is the list. 

Goodnight, 2016 Twitter. Log off forever. 

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https://twitter.com/doctorveritas/status/757739873650503681

https://twitter.com/IsNajmi/status/759619292476223488

https://twitter.com/pillowfort/status/783336429548101633

https://twitter.com/DinkMagic/status/799137216995987456

https://twitter.com/magicChopstick/status/800761926196162560

https://twitter.com/mutablejoe/status/806059442571714560

https://twitter.com/kittaveli/status/757037728085188608

https://twitter.com/pillowfort/status/809195436821151744

https://twitter.com/freecialis/status/735592641434247168

https://twitter.com/merrittk/status/775190950511607808





https://twitter.com/MrPhetz/status/718563421050941441




https://twitter.com/Ulillillysses/status/723476137830014976



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*First Published: Dec 23, 2016, 9:00 am