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An Important History Of The ‘Colin Was Here’ Meme That Changed All Our Lives

We are all Colin now.

1. It all started when @SkyNewsBreak mysteriously tweeted this to their 902,000 followers.

2. They deleted it after about half an hour. But by then it was too late. The silliness had already been unleashed.


Mikey Smith

@mikeysmith

We need to talk about Colin.


Shiv Malik

@shivmalik1

Guys, we’ve got this wrong, it’s actually pronounced Co-Lin as in Colin Powell. #colin


Comment is free

@commentisfree

#Colin was here too


Harry Cole

@MrHarryCole

Ed Balls? RT @SkyNewsBreak: Colin was here

RT @SkyNewsColin: Ed Balls

— edballsmp (@Ed Balls)

Ed Balls

@edballsmp

RT @SkyNewsColin: Ed Balls

#Colin update: David Cameron has paid tribute to Colin: "We're all Colinites now," said the PM.

— pemberton18 (@Ashley Pemberton)

Ashley Pemberton

@pemberton18

#Colin update: David Cameron has paid tribute to Colin: “We’re all Colinites now,” said the PM.

The twitter world is gripped with today's big question, What will Colin do next? #colin #skynews

— CustomBatsForum (@Custom Bats Forum)

Custom Bats Forum

@CustomBatsForum

The twitter world is gripped with today’s big question, What will Colin do next? #colin #skynews

9. Then came the inevitable spoof account - which has already been suspended.

10. And the topical gags.

Nigel Farage claims that #Colin wants the UK to leave Europe.

— sturdyAlex (@Alex Andreou)

Alex Andreou

@sturdyAlex

Nigel Farage claims that #Colin wants the UK to leave Europe.

No way! Aha #colin

— jackwyllie1 (@Jack Wyllie)

Jack Wyllie

@jackwyllie1

No way! Aha #colin

NOOOOOOO!!!! RT @sturdyAlex: Doctor Who producers reported to be furious at leak, revealing The Doctor's real name is #Colin.

— kelly_lou_smith (@Kelly Smith)

Kelly Smith

@kelly_lou_smith

NOOOOOOO!!!! RT @sturdyAlex: Doctor Who producers reported to be furious at leak, revealing The Doctor’s real name is #Colin.

13. And then, as quickly as it had begun, it was all over.

.@SkyNewsBreak appears to have deleted the Colin tweet. Back to work everyone

— psmith (@Patrick Smith)

Patrick Smith

@psmith

.@SkyNewsBreak appears to have deleted the Colin tweet. Back to work everyone

14. Sky News released a statement.


Earlier today the @skynewsbreak twitter feed was hacked and a single message sent.

Action was swiftly taken and we are working with Twitter and our in house security to ensure this cannot happen again.

Panic over. We've found #Colin. All is well. Normal service has resumed over on @SkyNewsBreak

— SkyNews (@Sky News)

Sky News

@SkyNews

Panic over. We’ve found #Colin. All is well. Normal service has resumed over on @SkyNewsBreak

16. Then they revealed that they hadn’t been hacked after all.


Further investigation uncovered, to our relief, that Colin was in fact a ‘disaster recovery’ test message which accidentally went live. Apologies.
……no Colin was harmed in the making of this message.

17. But we will never forget.

Colin was more than just a man, he was someone we could all aspire to being. Colin is gone, but he'll never be forgotten. #prayforcolin

— jamiesont (@tom jamieson)

tom jamieson

@jamiesont

Colin was more than just a man, he was someone we could all aspire to being. Colin is gone, but he’ll never be forgotten. #prayforcolin

I suppose, throughout all our lives, we've been somehow touched by #colin. It's been an honour to share the internet with him.

— mattd_t (@Matthew de Vere)

Matthew de Vere

@mattd_t

I suppose, throughout all our lives, we’ve been somehow touched by #colin. It’s been an honour to share the internet with him.

Pretty sure coming back from lunch I walked through a portal into a parallel universe where you've all gone mental & can't stop saying Colin

— QuantumPirate (@Barry)

Barry

@QuantumPirate

Pretty sure coming back from lunch I walked through a portal into a parallel universe where you’ve all gone mental & can’t stop saying Colin

20. Well that was fun, wasn’t it? Same time next week?

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