Retweeted by a celeb - but when?
October 18, 2021 2:13 PM   Subscribe

The highlight of my twitter existence was when a certain celebrity shared an article I wrote. I know this wasn't a dream. But I can't find the link.

Years ago, my Twitter mentions started blowing up. I found out it was because Leo DiCaprio tweeted about an article I wrote when it was posted by the publication.

I'm having absolutely no luck finding any evidence of this, though, either through Twitter's advanced search or apps like Mytoptweet and Popster. I assume it would be the most popular tweet I've been linked to. (Weirdly, the list of retweets only shows a handful, even though it says it's in the hundreds.)

What can I do?

(p.s. I'm 98% sure that was the article, but even if it was a different one, the search process should be the same, right?)
posted by gottabefunky to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This guy replied to the tweet so can you go back via the Wayback Machine to that date?
posted by Ideefixe at 2:59 PM on October 18, 2021 [2 favorites]

Building on Ideefixe's suggestion, here is Leo's twitter it was on January 21, 2019, which shows a retweet of the @bioGraphic tweet you mentioned right at the top.

So it seems unlikely that he wrote a separate tweet (now missing) in addition to retweeting that tweet; just that retweet by itself would have been sufficient to flood your mentions with likes, replies etc.
posted by What is E. T. short for? at 3:09 PM on October 18, 2021 [7 favorites]

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