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:
SXSW in 10 words : music, beards, beer, plaid, sweat, wristbands, perfectly, scuffed, boots, life.
— Ingrid Michaelson (@ingridmusic) March 15, 2012
#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.
Successful morning, Im screwed.
— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) March 19, 2012
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.
Mikel said: “Just look after yourself, and a strong gel!” #ArsenalLive
— Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) March 14, 2012
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.
@deadmau5 did some unique shoegaze-ish vocals over “The Veldt” based on the story. Hope you enjoy soundcloud.com/chrisjamesoffi…
— Chris James (@ChrisJOffical) March 18, 2012
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.
“@IAMQUIGLEY: if you could have a team of three people to fight zombies with you who would they be?” Abed(#Community), #Terminator, Michonne
— Glen Mazzara (@glenmazzara) March 21, 2012
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.
@MagicJohnson thanks big dog appreciate it!!!! #spartan4Life
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) March 19, 2012