Twitter Reveals the 10 Most Powerful Tweets of 2010

December 14, 2010 9:14 am

As 2010 comes to a close, we look back on the year that brought once lesser known micro-blogging service Twitter to the mainstream in entertainment, politics, industry and social good. Tuesday, Twitter Inc. released what they thought were the 10 most powerful tweets of 2010, spanning topics from triumph at the World Cup, to tragedy in Haiti, to matrimony in the monarchy. Check out Twitter’s list below or click here for a more in-depth analysis of the tweets:

10.) Conan O’Brien Announces Live Comedy Tour

Hey Internet: I’m headed to your town on a half-assed comedy & music tour. Go to for tix. I repeat: It’s half-assed.less than a minute ago via web

9.) Spanish Soccer Player Celebrates World Cup Win

Gran ambiente en la rua!!orgulloso de ver a tanta gente feliz. than a minute ago via Twitpic

8.) Idaho Representative Walt Minnick’s Campaign Manager John M. Foster Concedes

Congratulations to Raul Labrador on a hard-earned win, and best of luck as Idaho’s next Congressman.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

7.) Former CEO of Sun Microsystems Resigns

Today’s my last day at Sun. I’ll miss it. Seems only fitting to end on a #haiku. Financial crisis/Stalled too many customers/CEO no moreless than a minute ago via web

6.) Prince Charles Announces Engagement of Prince William & Kate Middleton

The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton – than a minute ago via web

5.) President of Ecuador Declares State of Emergency

Gobierno declara estado de Excepción #Ecuador #30Sless than a minute ago via web

4.) BP Global Parody Account Assesses Situation

Catastrophe is a strong word, let’s all agree to call it a whoopsie daisy.less than a minute ago via Twitterrific

3.) Injured Biker Tweets for Help

I’ve had a serious injury and NEED Help! Can somone please call Winding Trails in Farmington, CT tell them I’m stuck bike crash in woods.less than a minute ago via UberTwitter

2.) White House Welcomes Russian President to Twitter

Welcome to @twitter President Medvedev! RT @KremlinRussia_E: Hello everyone! I’m on Twitter, and this is my first tweet.less than a minute ago via HootSuite

1.) Anne Curry Urges Air Force to Let Doctors Land in Haiti

@usairforce find a way to let Doctors without Borders planes land in Haiti: THE most effective at this.less than a minute ago via web