Happy first birthday, TenEighty!
Yes, you read correctly: TenEighty is officially a year old! What, you didn’t get us a gift? Don’t worry about it; we accept cheques, cash and the occasional high five. No need to go out and buy us something extravagant.
To celebrate our birthday, we thought we’d take a look down memory lane. In case you didn’t know, we’re pretty internet savvy, especially when it comes to Twitter (seriously, have you seen our timeline? We’re hilarious). We’ve delved through our past tweets to collect the five we feel have helped define what TenEighty has become and where we hope to take it.
We apologize in advance for the self-indulgence, but come on, it’s our birthday. Give us a break!
5. So, about that American Candy Challenge…
Someone should upload a video where they try sweets and chocolate from another country. That'd be like, so original. 🍬🍫
— TenEighty UK (@TenEightyUK) February 15, 2015
You probably think the American Candy Challenge came from the mind of some clever British YouTuber, but you’d be mistaken. We were actually the ones to come up with the idea and boy, were we chuffed to see so many of our faves take it on – granted, we would appreciate some credit for it. So many decided to try in fact that we even dedicated an entire Five of the Best to it.
What did we learn from this tweet? 1) British candy is loads better than its American counterpart and 2) Brits really don’t like Tootsie Rolls.
(Disclaimer: 99% of the things we just said *might* be a lie)
4. Sometimes mistakes happen
— TenEighty UK (@TenEightyUK) April 17, 2015
Even though TenEighty is a well-oiled and organised machine, we do occasionally run into issues. One such error occurred earlier this month.
Due to the increased amount of YouTubers releasing books, we’ve had to create a template for news articles in order to keep up and provide you guys with the information you need. Unfortunately, someone messed up and actually published the template, completely making a fool out of us in front of the entire YouTube community. It’s safe to say, whoever did it has been fired and punished – we simply won’t have any of that mischief around here.
We’re still trying to figure out how to take the article down. Until then, just pretend you haven’t seen anything. Go on, look the other way.
3. DigiFestUK 2014
— TenEighty UK (@TenEightyUK) May 4, 2014
DigiFestUK was the first event TenEighty ever covered and boy, did we have one hell of a good time! Not only did we get to meet Harrison Webb, Daniel J and Brent Rivera (*swoon*), but we also got to experience the hysteria and craziness that’s beginning to take over the YouTube world.
We got to watch performances by the lovely Dodie Clark and Bethan Leadley, experience The Gleam Team’s human pyramid (and see the YouTube Boy Band mime to their hit cover All About You), and learn more about some of our favourite YouTubers from across the pond (we’re looking at you, Connor Franta, Andrea Russett and co). Oh, it was such an amazing day.
We even managed to cause an uproar by posting a certain picture of everyone’s favourite American and Australian YouTubers. You know the one we’re talking about…
2. Oh, how we love the Phandom
— TenEighty UK (@TenEightyUK) October 19, 2014
Dan Howell and Phil Lester hung out backstage with all the stars at last year’s BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards and, of course, got into a little bit of mischief. Phil played the blindfolded drawing challenge with Ariana Grande and the Phandom went mad when Dan was the one to put the blindfold on Phil. Being TenEighty, we simply had to join in the fun. What resulted was absolute hilarity and hysteria.
That same afternoon saw Zoe Sugg win the award for Best Vlogger, which we were totally emosh about.
1. Summer in The City
— TenEighty UK (@TenEightyUK) August 10, 2014
Last year’s Summer in The City holds a lot of fond memories for us. Not only was it the first time we launched a physical version of the magazine, but we also got to meet you guys and join in the fun the gathering had to offer.
We did extensive coverage of SiTC and managed to capture all the panels, performances (including an amazing set from Patty Walters‘ band As It Is), meets and greets, and overall madness that occurred. Seriously, we salute Tom Burns, Luke Cutforth, Jazza John, Liam Dryden and Dave Bullas for organising and putting on the gathering. You guys are helping to grow the UK YouTube community and we love you for that.
We can’t wait to come back this summer! Why does August have to be so far away?!
So there you have it…
Our favourite TenEighty tweets. We want to thank each and every one of you for making the past year one of the best! Seriously, we love you and can’t thank you all enough for supporting us and the YouTube community. Here’s to many more!
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