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Here are the last things people would tweet from a desert island

Wouldn't Vines be more appropriate for a desert island?

 

David Britton

Internet Culture

Published Oct 4, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 4:56 am CDT

If you’re stranded on a desert island with a rapidly dying cell phone, probably the last thing you’re going to worry about is sending a tweet. Obviously, with gorgeous views like that, it’s better to go with Instagram.

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Still, Twitter wanted to know what you would tweet if you decided to use your final 5% on its platform.

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And boy did people have thoughts.

Some of them chose not to really get into the spirit of things.

https://twitter.com/Cosmicstrenght3/status/1047580656237236225

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Although others had more interesting ways to get rescued.

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A few people decided to just treat it like a normal day on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/sorrowfuIs/status/1047799578894815232

Others took the opportunity to get some stuff off their chest.

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https://twitter.com/BookLov63518280/status/1047634188680056832

Naturally, there was a lot of complaining about Twitter, including a lot of calls to get Nazis off the platform.

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https://twitter.com/_ClassicJeff/status/1047295955618422785

https://twitter.com/stephenleedeka1/status/1047471764207558656

There were also a lot of people who wanted to spend their last moment online talking about sports.

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https://twitter.com/Yankees4lifeee/status/1047298461614231552

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And, obviously, there was no way brand Twitter was not going to jump on board.

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A few people chose to look on the bright side.

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https://twitter.com/Barbara4u2/status/1047735893128355840

While other users felt it was best to go out messing with people.

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There was also a fairly large number of people who decided that being stranded on a desert island afforded them the perfect opportunity to be racist, but we’ll spare you those tweets. Besides, a quick look through their feeds revealed that they also had no problem being racist at home with a full battery charge.

We’ll leave you instead with someone who tweeted the meme that will never die. It’s a safe bet that, no matter how long you’re stranded on that island, when you get back, the Distracted Boyfriend will be here waiting for you.

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*First Published: Oct 4, 2018, 12:39 pm CDT