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Carp Tweets

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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[1] 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[2] 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[2] entry for carp, which was later fixed (shown below, right).

selling carp tweet ! dm @dm4uz3 carp carp Tweet #carp 4:34 · 19 Dec 20 · Twitter for Advertisers (legacy) 0:..: ...... selling carp tweet !! dm @dm4uz3 000 carp carp P en.wikipedia.org 8:34 PM · Dec 18, 2020 · Twitter for Advertisers (legacy)

Within 20 minutes, @dm4uz3 promoted[3] the tweet on Twitter.

selling carp tweet !! dm @dm4uz3 I promoted the carp tweet 000 Ads Tw cets Audience In-stream videos History Other • TweetDeck CD Tweet preview Summary for I item dm4uz3 @dm4uZ3 19m Card Carp 8:54 PM • Dec 18, 2020

According to @dm4uz3,[7][8] the post was inspired by Bingus self-replicating tweet, originally posted by Twitter[9] user @koopashi on November 25th, 2020.


In the following hours, carp tweet witnessed an exponential spread on Twitter (example video[4] shown below).

Within one hour of being posted, "carp" reached[5] Twitter trends in the United Kingdom with over 65,600 tweets posted (image shown below, left). Within two hours, "carp" accumulated[6] over 206,000 tweets (image shown below, right).

selling carp tweet !! dm @dm4uz3 WHAT HAVE IT I DONER 19 · Trending Carp 65.6K Tweets 9:31 PM - Dec 18, 2020 · Twitter Web App selling carp tweet ! dm @dm4uz3 000 Trending in United Kingdom Carp 206K Tweets 10:29 PM · Dec 18, 2020 · Twitter Web App

The viral spread of carp tweets inspired fan art, memes and meta jokes.

Various Examples

el!!! 000 @mushroomys carp CARP. 10:02 PM - Dec 18, 2020 - Twitter for iPad When the imposter is carp
carp Ly nasde Gobblen Goblin 000 @Gabby_Snails #carp carp #carp #carp 10:24 PM · Dec 18, 2020 · Twitter for Android dreamstime dreamstime prtime dreamstime prtime


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External References

[1] Twitter – @dm4uz3

[2] Wikipedia – Carp

[3] Twitter – @dm4uz3

[4] Twitter – @JoshTheVirgo

[5] Twitter – @dm4uz3

[6] Twitter – @dm4uz3

[7] Twitter – @dm4uz3

[8] Gizmodo – Here's How the Mysterious Twitter 'Carp' Meme Came to Be

[9] Twitter – @koopashi

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