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The Instagram egg is now trying to break Twitter retweet record

Published: 17/Jan/2019 13:53 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 13:57

by Calum Patterson

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The now famous Instagram egg, which stole the title for most liked photo on the website from Kylie Jenner, is now taking its challenge to Twitter.

On January 4, the @world_record_egg account opened on Instagram, and posted a single stock image of an egg, with the caption “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram.”

The world record at the time was held by Kylie Jenner and a picture of her newborn baby, with over 18 million likes. Somehow, the egg went viral, and now has over 45 million likes.

On January 13, another account popped up named ‘World Record Egg’, using the same stock egg image and setting out a similar goal, but this time on Twitter, not Instagram.

This Twitter account is not affiliated with the original Instagram account, as stated in its bio, but nonetheless is well on its way to breaking the retweet record.

Currently, that record is held by Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa, with 5.3 million retweets, but at the time of writing, the egg is approaching 1 million after only a few days.

Retweets can be a lot harder to accrue than likes on Instagram however, as is shown in the disparity of the two social networks. Instagram is estimated to have around 1 billion monthly active users, compared to Twitter’s 326 million

Users are also less likely to retweet than like, because retweets show up more obviously on their personal profiles.

There’s no end date on this challenge however, so there is plenty of time for the Twitter egg to reach its target. Perhaps with the help of a few celebrity retweets, it can get there.

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Dixie D’Amelio explains hilarious reason she unfollowed Noah Beck after breakup rumors

Published: 22/Jan/2021 19:36

by Virginia Glaze

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Dixie D’Amelio and Noah Beck are one of TikTok’s most popular couples — but fans were distraught after the two seemed to unfollow each other on social media, sparking breakup rumors.

Dixie and Noah have long been an item in the TikTok fandom; after parting ways with Griffin Johnson amid allegations of cheating last year, Dixie began spending quite a lot of time with Noah, leading fans to suspect they were secretly dating.

After quite some time of claiming they were merely “besties,” Noah officially revealed he and Dixie were dating in October 2020, and the two seemed to be going strong all this time — until January.

On January 22, eagle-eyed fans noticed that Dixie had unfollowed Noah on Instagram, sparking rumors that the two lovebirds had called it quits over undisclosed drama.

Fans were quick to notice that Dixie unfollowed Noah Beck on Instagram.
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Fans were quick to notice that Dixie unfollowed Noah Beck on Instagram.

The situation became even more confusing after Dixie re-followed Noah a short time later, leaving fans completely befuddled and curious as to what prompted the social media distancing.

Luckily, it doesn’t seem to be related to relationship issues, at all; instead, Dixie laughingly explained that she’d had a classic case of salt after losing a game against her boyfriend and decided to unfollow him in an elaborate joke.

“BAHAHAHAHA! I lost in a game and was being a sore loser, but forgot to re-follow him, lol!” Dixie wrote in an Instagram comment responding to fan speculation.

Dixie D'Amelio explains why she unfollowed Noah Beck on Instagram.

However, it seems that Noah and Dixie did get into a real argument some time beforehand, with Dixie admitting in an unreleased portion of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast on January 21 that she had deleted all her Instagram stories with Noah as a result of their spat.

“Noah and I got into an argument this morning, and I deleted the stories that I had of me and him together and unliked his photo,” she explained. “And all the Doah fan pages freaked out, and were like, ‘What is happening?’ ‘No way!’”

 

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At the time, Dixie admitted that she and Noah weren’t talking to each other — but it seems that the two are back on good terms, allowing die-hard Doah fans to breathe a sigh of relief.