Twitter releases biggest trends of 2012

By Gina DiFalco,

Twitter has released the top trends of 2012, and President Obama’s election tweet has topped the list.

On the night President Obama got reelected, he sent out a tweet that read “Four more years,” with a picture of he and the First Lady hugging. That tweet was the most retweeted tweet of the year with 810,000 retweets, but also the most retweeted tweet in history, reaching 200 countries.

ABC News reports that the second most retweeted tweet of the year was sent out by Justin Bieber, who tweeted “RIP Avalanna. i love you” for Avalanna Routh, the 6-year-old fan with cancer that he met with a few times. He even underwent a pretend wedding with her and called her “Mrs. Bieber.” That tweet was retweeted 220,000 times.

Furthermore, the biggest Twitter conversations of the year were the election, Olympics, and Farewell to Whitney Houston.

USA Today reports that of the 31 million tweets about the election, all but three were about conservatives and Republicans. The hashtag #tcot stands for top conservatives on Twitter and was the No. 1 political trend.

image: Twitter

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