Ellen's Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sends out the most popular tweet in history

Ellen's Samsung Galaxy Note 3 sends out the most popular tweet in history
Samsung could not have asked for Ellen Degeneres to do a better job hosting the Academy Awards. Whether or not she was instructed to do so by Samsung, who was a key sponsor of the show, Degeneres twice took selfies during the telecast with her Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The second time, she gathered several members of the famous members of the audience together to take a selfie using the front-facing snapper on the phablet. Ellen then said that she would send the picture out as a tweet and instructed the huge television audience to re-tweet the message in an attempt to break the record for most popular tweet of all time.

As it turns out, it was mission accomplished for Degeneres, whose tweet can be found below. The message from @TheEllenShow broke the previous record which showed President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama embracing after the president won re-election in November 2012. Ellen's tweet actually "broke Twitter" as the ensuing traffic surge caused the messaging application to go down for a few minutes.

In case you're wondering who is in the picture on the record breaking tweet, you can see Ellen, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt and others. By the way, we'd say that Ellen did a fabulous, if understated job, which certainly cleared the stench left over from Seth McFarlane's hosting job last year.

While the Oscars has its usual set of winners and losers, Samsung was the big winner in the mobile space. Besides getting as much free publicity from Ellen as possible, the Korean tech titan debuted ads for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch. Each 30 second spot cost the manufacturer $1.8 million. Samsung bought 5 minutes of airtime for Sunday night's show.

source: @TheEllenShow, @BarackObama via Forbes

UPDATE: Well, no sooner does the telecast end then it was revealed that while Ellen might have been using a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on stage, backstage she was employing her Apple iPhone. That's show biz!

source: Gizmodo

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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Best phone ever. :')

4. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Without question.

9. SleepingOz unregistered


18. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

AGREED. TO HATERS.. Heart beat sensor is not "only" a gimmick its innovation. A gimmick is technology and technology is innovation. You can't categorize that into different things.

41. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

58. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Some people out there think the phone's camera can do better than a sensor built specifically for heart rate measuring, I guess.

19. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

27. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Whoa whats that?

30. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

what's what?

37. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Post #19

22. Achilis

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

No Doubt

39. superduper

Posts: 151; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

Ellen's Galaxy Note 3 didn't last long... http://tinypic.com/r/aysqr9/8

45. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

So great she switch to iPhone back stage lol

48. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

awesome pic with a awesome phone

52. AnukulVcool unregistered

NO! :D

2. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

i have a note 3 and i love it. its the best samsung device to date . its one of the best phones out now.

11. SleepingOz unregistered

Right! And it will still be the best smartphone out there 'til the Note4 is released imo. There'll be better smartphones in term of hardware released by then, but the Note experience is extremely hard to beat! LG is trying to adapt Samsung's features on its smartphones, in vain. Samsung is the only one that's exploiting Android's full potential.

23. utg001 unregistered

I don't like Samsung that very much especially after S4, I'm more of a WP fan. But on Samsung's Note, I have to admit that it has got one hell of interface, simply beautiful. Nothing beats that.

42. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

its THE best

3. Sauce unregistered

This is because of Ellen and the celebs. The face of the celebs, not the face of the phone.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Give Samsung the credit it deserves.

6. Sauce unregistered

What credit lmao? No really... Show me where this tweet mentions Samsung.

54. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The credit for being able to pull off such a great marketing campaign? Besides Sony pictures, the only big name was Samsung, Samsung, Samsung.

14. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I wouldn't give them credit. Have you seen the picture? The skin tones came out all out of whack and its blurred from the outer sides. Nothing to brag home about.

51. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

44. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Papa, cry moar, Samsung time is over.

55. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I love hearing this comment every year lol.

59. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

What do you love about it? You're weeeirrrd. xD

8. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

It's because of Ellen and the stars, has nothing to do with the crapsung. Talk about desperation.

7. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

king of plastic! Yey!!!

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