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Carp Tweets is a self-replicating tweet featuring an image of a carp being held in a hand. In December 2020, the tweet received viral spread, helping promote the spread of self-replicating tweets as a format.
On December 18th, 2020, Twitter user @dm4uz3 posted a self-replicating tweet utilizing the conversational ads tweet promotion function. The tweet containing an image of a carp being held in a hand and a "tweet #carp" button which allowed mobile users to post the exact copy of the tweet (shown below, left). At that time, on the desktop version of Twitter, the button is replaced with a link for a Wikipedia entry for carp, which was later fixed (shown below, right).
Within 20 minutes, @dm4uz3 promoted the tweet on Twitter.
In the following hours, carp tweet witnessed an exponential spread on Twitter (example video shown below).
— Or am I?? 🎄 (@JoshTheVirgo) December 19, 2020
Within one hour of being posted, "carp" reached Twitter trends in the United Kingdom with over 65,600 tweets posted (image shown below, left). Within two hours, "carp" accumulated over 206,000 tweets (image shown below, right).