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Arkunir or @arkunir is a French Twitter user, Twitch streamer and online personality primarily known for ratioing public figures and high-profile individuals on Twitter, such as Elon Musk, Emmanuel Macron and Twitter's official company account.
Arkunir originally joined Twitter in August 2013. Posting content and jokes about a variety of topics, he gained notoriety on the platform. In particular, he posted jokes about soccer and gaming. On Twitch, Arkunir usually streamed himself playing Minecraft and various sports games. Arkunir didn't achieve notable virality until the early 2020s when he ratioed various high-profile figures on his Twitter account.
Emmanuel Macron Ratio
On July 17th, 2021, Arkunir promised to circumnavigate the globe using Google Maps Street View feature, raising money for a charity devoted to animals. He agreed to do this on the condition that French President Emmanuel Macron reply to a tweet of his (seen below, left). Macron replied to the tweet on July 19th with "Banco," which is a colloquial term meaning "okay, do it." (seen below, right). Arkunir in turn replied to Macron's response with a "thank you Mr. President, but ratio now" and succeeded, earning over 76,000 likes to President Macron's nearly 37,000.
The Google Street View stream (highlights of which are seen below) lasted 126 hours (rather than the estimated 25-30 hours) raised 47,500 euros and was covered by the French press. Prior to his Macron ratio, @arkunir counted 160,000 followers, garnering him a notable rise in his following after the viral phenomenon.
Following the success of the stream, Emmanuel Macron then ratioed @Arkunir in a September 21st, 2021, reply to a tweet announcing the completion of Arkunir's journey.
Twitter Official Account Ratio
On January 9th, 2022, Arkunir launched a ratio against Twitter itself on the social media company's account (seen below). The app's official account tweeted about the practice of ratioing, to which Arkunir then replied with a simple period, accomplishing a ratio.
Twitter then replied to Arkunir with an exclamation mark. Subsequently, the official account followed Arkunir on the platform, making him (for a brief period of time) the singular account followed by Twitter's official profile. At the time of this ratio, Arkunir had around 280,000 followers.
Elon Musk Ratios
Following Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter in the autumn of 2022, Arkunir extended his ratio campaign to the platform's new owner. Posting a reply on November 7th, 2022, to a joke by Musk (seen below) Arkunir accomplished a ratio in roughly 40 minutes, earning 72,800 likes to Musk's 72,700 likes. The Arkunir reply that accomplished the ratio was then deleted. According to Arkunir, a purportedly offended Elon Musk (see below, right) was to blame, though this is unconfirmed.
Arkunir then ratioed Musk a second time on November 8th, 2022 (seen below, left), this time earning 83,600 likes to Musk's 83,400 likes in just under 30 minutes. To accomplish this second viral ratio, Arkunir called for help from other posters online, writing, "We CAN do it and we ARE GOING to do it. EVERYBODY GET TO IT!" (seen below, right).
On Twitter, Arkunir has over 577,000 followers as of November 2022. On Twitch, Arkunir has over 39,000 followers and is sponsored by the bank N26 and the Quersus company, which makes gaming chairs.
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