Twitter's 10th Anniversary: 10 life lessons we've learned from parody accounts


Twitter's 10th Anniversary: 10 life lessons we've learned from parody accounts
The little blue bird has thanked us for "10 incredible years". In turn, we've gathered the best life lessons from parody accounts on Twitter including Donald Trump's hair, Betty White and the Dalai Lama

You can say a lot in under 140 characters. Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey wrote his first tweet (on @jack) 10 years ago on 21 March, 2006 — since then, Twitter has been the go-to social media platform to get news and opinions out, fast, and easy. It's amassed over 300 million active users, and has built communities around world events such as U.S. President Barack Obama's first presidential tweet, the Sichuan earthquake and Michael Jackson's death. Hashtags have both united and divided users across social and political issues — remember #lovewins, #JeSuisCharlie, #BlackLivesMatter and #withMalala?

It's also led creatives to tickle some serious funny bones. Some of the most hilarious Twitter accounts are parodies of influential personalities such as the Queen, Bill Clinton and Lord Voldemort. You'll be surprised — amid the cheekiness, the offensive retorts and the downright crudeness, there's always something to learn. 

1. Lord Voldemort on being your best self:

2. Ron Burgundy on being body positive:

3. Bill Murray on the interchangeable nature of being positive and negative:

4. God on how little movies really mean to your lives:

5. Queen Elizabeth II on the go-to hangover cures:

6. Jesus Christ on how you should never be ashamed of yourself:

7. Pinterest on how important avocados really are:

8. The Dalai Lama on how important spirituality is in bed:

9. Betty White on knowing your limits at that time of the night:

10. Finally, the most timely, most important lesson of all — how to copy Donald Trump's hairstyle for Halloween this year:

Text: Adibah Isa

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