Twitter is nothing without its hashtags. Though its closest competitor, i.e. Facebook, has embraced them, Twitter is still the king when it comes to these precious symbols. With 2013 coming to an end, Twitter released its most popular hashtag trends of the year, which are.
Golden Tweets are those messages that are retweeted the most on Twitter. The tweet by Lea Michele, the Glee actress, about her partner and co-actor Cory Monteith’s death was the most retweeted message on Twitter this year.
Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart. pic.twitter.com/XVlZnh9vOc
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) July 29, 2013
The death of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker was also the most talked about topic on Twitter and the tweet made by Walker’s team was also one of the most retweeted messages.
— Paul Walker (@RealPaulWalker) December 1, 2013
Super Bowl XLVII held in Louisiana on Feb 3, 2013 was another trending topic on Twitter. The tweets about Super Bowl surpassed hundreds of millions within a short time, making #Superbowl and #SB47 the most used hashtags on Twitter for the year.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 8, 2014
The birth of the Royal Baby, the son of Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince William, was another trending topic of 2013.Young Prince George was mentioned in millions of tweets, discussing a whole lot of things from his clothes to toys, making #RoyalBaby another popular hashtag of 2013.
— What Would Kate Do (@WWKD_Official) January 22, 2014
Miles Scott a 5-year-old leukemia survivor had a dream come true in San Francisco – he became BatKid! To make Miles Scott’s wish come true, the city of San Francisco and Make-a-Wish foundation turned the city into Gotham and allowed BatKid to spend the day saving people from evil forces. Social platforms literally exploded talking about BatKid, making #SFBatKid another popular hashtag of the year.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 15, 2013
The 85th Academy Awards was another trending topic on Twitter this year with the hashtag #Oscars used in millions of posts. These tweets included discussions on winners, nominees, highlights, dresses and celebrities sighted at the event held in Los Angeles, California on Feb 24, 2013.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 10, 2014
#BostonMarathon and #bostonstrong were the two most trending hashtags on Twitter after the unfortunate tragedy that unfolded on April 15, 2013 when two pressure cooker bombs exploded during a marathon. These hashtags were used by millions following the tragedy, discussing various things and offering support and condolences to the victims’ families.
Twitter provides a lot of other interesting stats on how the last year progressed which can be easily accessed by the users of Twitter for free. So make use of these to effectively utilize the social media platform in 2014.