Friday, 23 March 2012

You know those incredible moments that make Twitter so special — the ones you can’t help but tell somebody about? Over the last six years, Twitter has hosted many thousands of these, big and small: news events, conversations between celebrities, great creative hashtags, running jokes or debates.

We’ve started collecting these moments here over the last few months, and now we’re sharing them with you. Each week you’ll see instances from sports, television, news, music — and they all have one thing in common: they appear #OnlyOnTwitter.

Without further ado, our picks for the week:

The artists’ view of #SXSW Music
Bands and performers told their own stories at this year’s SXSW, tweeting their performances and those they enjoyed as fans. See Austin from the musicians’ perspective with Tweets from Kreayshwan, Richard Swift, Kimbra and more:

#MarchMadness: Kendall Marshall’s broken wrist
After the UNC point guard fractured his wrist, his fans tweeted their support with photos of their own wrists emblazoned with his number: 5.

Arsenal Twitter takeover
UK football club Arsenal F.C. invited some of its players to take over the team’s main account for a Q&A with fans.

An @-reply becomes a collaboration with Deadmau5
When electronic music producer/vocalist Chris James saw Deadmau5 was working on a new project, he tweeted to him with some possible vocals.

Walking Dead fan Q&A
As the second season of AMC’s popular zombie series drew to a close, executive producer Glen Mazzara fielded questions from fans.

Draymond Green and his famous fans
MSU senior Draymond Green is having a great #MarchMadness so far, and he’s not too busy to tweet with other sports stars.