ellen-degeneres-oscars-selfie-breaks-twitter.JPGShortly before pulling in a passel of A-list stars for a cell-phone pic at the Academy Awards, host Ellen DeGeneres made an offhand remark about having the most-retweeted post ever.

Mission accomplished. Shortly after she posted the picture at 10:05 p.m. ET Sunday (March 2), Twitter crashed. The service experienced intermittent outages for about 20 minutes following her post. Before an hour was up, though, more than 867,000 people had retweeted it — breaking the previous record held by @BarackObama on Election Day 2012.

For the record, the photo features, from left, part of Jared Leto’s face, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, DeGeneres, Kevin Spacey, Bradley Cooper — he’s holding the phone — Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Nyong’o’s brother, Peter and Angelina Jolie.

Posted by:Rick Porter