Mark my Wordles, #OnlyOnTwitter
If you've noticed lots of Tweets with little green, yellow or grey square emojis on your Twitter timeline these past few weeks, then you're not alone. These emojis make up the latest five-letter word game, ‘Wordle’, which has gone viral on the service. A word-guessing game devised by Josh Wardle (word game strong), #Wordle has people hooked to their keypads. With Wordle achievements under their belt, guess where people are headed? To Twitter, of course, the place where they come to talk about, well, everything.
Since the game’s public release in October 2021, there have been 840K Tweets mentioning Wordle. In fact, since November 2021, Twitter is witnessing a spike in the use of emojis; there have been 773K Tweets containing both these emojis. Word-nerds in India discovered the game recently, and it seems like the new year has brought with it a new obsession – with 96% of Wordle conversations in the country taking place in January 2022. As Wordles travel across timelines and more people take their shots at the word-of-the-day, there’s been a 48% daily average growth in Wordle conversations among Indians.
People have been so obsessed, they’re digging deeper to find out how it started, and the story behind Wordle’s inception has only got them falling harder.
What a story! 🟩🟨— Venkat Ananth (@venkatananth) January 4, 2022
“Josh Wardle, a software engineer in Brooklyn, knew his partner loved word games, so he created a guessing game for just the two of them. As a play on his last name, he named it Wordle.”https://t.co/hEL6WR3SBo
Evidently, once you start, there’s no going back. Trust us, we have testimonies:
There are really only two phases with Wordle -— Vinay Aravind (@vinayaravind) January 7, 2022
1) Wtf is this? why is everyone spamming the TL with these coloured squares? Gah
For those still stuck at phase one trying to figure out how this really works, no worries. There’s a Tweet for that.
🟩🟨 How to play Wordle?— Aditya Das (@theadityadas) January 8, 2022
People are confused, thrilled, and getting fiercely competitive with each Wordle. They’re comparing scores, and Twitter’s the scoreboard.
i always get it at the last moment— Shreemi Verma (@shreemiverma) January 10, 2022
Wordle 206 6/6
Everyone’s joined the party, and we’re not surprised.
Wordle 200 3/6— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) January 5, 2022
Some are even taking it to the next level and creating their own versions! Thanks to Indians, you can now play Wordle in Tamil, too.
https://t.co/BPctlYx6VN— psankar (@psankar) January 6, 2022
Implemented a barebones version of Wordle in Tamil. If you are interested, please play with it and guess the Tamil word.#தமிழ் #வோர்டில்
Will opensource the git repo tomorrow, after some cleanups.
PS: Alpha quality software with a barebones UI
Brands, too, have been bringing their word-play to the timeline.
The only 5 letter word that’s always right: MASKS 😷#Wordle— Google India (@GoogleIndia) January 12, 2022
While some are staying at it – one word a day, others have had enough and of course, they’re Tweeting about it.
Go to Twitter - Settings and mute the word “Wordle”. Without quotes. Thank me later— Joy (@Joydas) January 6, 2022
So, have you figured out the word-of-the-day yet?