As Twitter turned thirteen-years-old on Thursday, Wikipedia took to the micro-blogging site to express it's wishes. but id did so in true Wikipedia-style and also trolled Twitter light-heartlessly as as 'senior'.
In a thread posted by the online encyclopedia giant, it relayed a number of trivia points about Twitter such as its date of founding, the day the character limit was removed, the number of days since the Gotham font came into effect and other such factoids.
It has been 499 days since we've been able to tweet more than 140 characters— Wikipedia (@Wikipedia) March 21, 2019
3,110 days since we've had the Twitter bird logo ... thing— Wikipedia (@Wikipedia) March 21, 2019
Gotham font for 1,756 days— Wikipedia (@Wikipedia) March 21, 2019
Only 3,612 days since we first got trending topics?— Wikipedia (@Wikipedia) March 21, 2019
The thread was so good that even Twitter couldn't help but respond. "Love that you know us so well", the company write in a comment.
Love that you know us so well 💙— Twitter (@Twitter) March 21, 2019
However, with experience on its side, it did not take long for Wikipedia to come up with the perfect repartee. Calling Twitter a rebellious teen at 13, Wikipeda asked, "Do you take advice from old fogies like Wikipedia? We could teach you about the mystical "edit button"..."
Thirteen years old, @Twitter! You young rebellious teen you.
Do you take advice from old fogies like Wikipedia? We could teach you about the mystical "edit button"... https://t.co/XN9nRqQ2DV— Wikipedia (@Wikipedia) March 21, 2019
The comment had Twitterati cracking up and bowing to Wikipedia for the ultimate burn. Even Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales responded to Twitter's comment. "We know everything," he wrote.
We know everything.— Jimmy Wales (@jimmy_wales) March 21, 2019
The hilarious banter has garnered many responses on Twitter, especially the barb about the edit button which many users have been asking vociferously asking for over the years.
The information I don't know what to do with— Aryaman Raj (@AryamanRaj1) March 22, 2019
How many days since Twitter elected The President of the United States again? Too many?— Timothy Bauer (@Timothy76589642) March 21, 2019