Toronto Duck Tweet Now My Most Popular Tweet Ever

I actually prefer this pic of the Toronto Duck I took from a little west of HTO Park


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Urooj Islam

I can confirm that it is a good tweet.

July 1, 2017 @ 4:45 PM


2200 RTs and almost 6000 likes?

Yep, that's popular.

July 1, 2017 @ 8:05 PM

Rob J

I have a feeling your next guest will be hearing about this...hopefully he-she responds more positively than Zelkovich did upon hearing your Pompey story!

July 1, 2017 @ 8:24 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

My next guests are Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth. Alan has likely had tweets blow up like this. What's most interesting to me is the number of engagements not correlating into new followers.

You'd think a tweet with 400,000 impressions and 25,000 engagements would result in more than two new followers!

July 1, 2017 @ 8:30 PM

Rob J

That is very'd definitely assume a viral tweet like yours would lead to more followers. Did you get a notification for each like and retweet? I wonder how celebs with millions of followers handle the landslide of notifications.

July 1, 2017 @ 8:37 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Rob J

I long ago turned off the notifications, but I periodically check them in Tweetdeck because I like to reply to people who ask questions or direct comments at me or whatever.

The past couple of days this has been tough b/c of this tweet. I was curious if it was my most popular tweet of all time because I had a very popular tweet about Batman Joker's representing the drug of choice in their respective decades and according to this is number one with a bullet.

Interesting case study, that's for sure.

July 1, 2017 @ 8:45 PM

Rob J

Well, considering all the garbage online, it's great that a fun tweet like yours got so much recognition!

July 1, 2017 @ 9:05 PM

Urooj Islam

Who was the "biggest name" to RT it?

I don't know much about Twitter but I'm sure someone with some social media sway had to have enjoyed it for it to get that popular.

July 1, 2017 @ 9:30 PM

James Edgar

I'd like to point out that I was one of the first people to like your tweet .

July 1, 2017 @ 10:40 PM

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@Urooj Islam

I actually have no idea if any "big names" RT'd it... it just sort of caught on and snowballed.

The dude who wanted the free nuggets from Wendy's got over 3 million retweets so I have some work to do.

July 1, 2017 @ 10:52 PM

Urooj Islam

Wow, it's still going strong.

This is going to be a tough act to follow.

July 1, 2017 @ 10:57 PM

Rob J

Maybe this can be your most popular blog post ever! Hit the duck-daily-double.

July 1, 2017 @ 10:58 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I'm told Jon Cryer RT'd this tweet.

That's right, Ducky helped spread the Toronto Duck love.

July 2, 2017 @ 10:02 AM


@Toronto Mike,

Can you work in a question about Alan Cross's attracting Cobaine & Cornell suicide conspiracy nutters?

July 2, 2017 @ 2:20 PM



July 2, 2017 @ 2:20 PM

Urooj Islam

Approaching 5K RTs!

Go tweet go!

July 2, 2017 @ 2:21 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Tale of the tape at this moment...

Impressions - 852,267
Total engagements - 59,341
Media engagements - 32,524
Likes - 13,848
Retweets - 4,989

July 2, 2017 @ 3:22 PM

Rob J

As my history prof would say back in the day, "My word!"

July 2, 2017 @ 4:51 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Updated tale of the tape:

Impressions - 1,006,581
Total engagements - 67,486
Media engagements - 37,350
Likes - 15,156
Retweets - 5,550

July 3, 2017 @ 6:01 PM

Rob J

How have you not been interviewed by Ann R on CP24 about this yet?

July 3, 2017 @ 6:50 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Rob J

Because she's resting her voice until August.

July 3, 2017 @ 7:18 PM

Rob J

5-1 says she's taking a class in aviation in order to start the cycle over again.

July 3, 2017 @ 7:46 PM

The Voice of Reason

Canada 150 - lets see, owned by a US citizen, designed by a European and made in China -
what a duck...

July 4, 2017 @ 6:56 AM


You may have been ripped off (honoured?) this morning on Newstalk 1010, as during the 8:45 roundtable one of the panelists used that line.

July 4, 2017 @ 12:42 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


The sincerest form of flattery!

July 4, 2017 @ 3:36 PM

Jody Thornton

It appears that all of the fanfare has died down, since he was ab-duck-ted

Where did they take the duck next?

July 9, 2017 @ 10:31 PM

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