Twitter Releases Top Trends & Topics of 2012

December 12, 2012 1:40 pm

Is it surprising that President Obama and Justin Bieber‘s tweets were the two most retweeted this year? Here are some of the most fascinating Twitter statistics of 2012. You can check out your statistics for the year too by using Vizify!

Trending Topics of 2012

These are the most talked about topics in music and television this year. To view the full list, click here.

Jason Merritt / FOX

Music:                                                                     TV:

  1. rick ross                                                              1.  family guy
  2. #hiphop                                                              2.  #bb14
  3. trey songz                                                          3.  american dad
  4. nicki minaj                                                         4.  hey arnold
  5. #musicmonday                                                 5.  american idol
  6. kendrick lamar                                                  6.  pretty little liars
  7. chris brown                                                       7.  106 & park
  8. coachella                                                          8.  SNL
  9. big sean                                                            9.  fresh prince
  10. r&b                                                                   10.  boy meets world


Celebrities New to Twitter in 2012

These are just a couple celebrities that joined Twitter this year, click here for more.

Jason Merritt / Gareth Cattermole

Paul Ryan          Adele          Gwen Stefani          Ben Affleck          Derrick Rose

Jessica Biel          Psy          America Ferrara          Matt Lauer          Steve Carrell


The Biggest Conversations of 2012

Olympics, James Cameron and the Election were just a few of the biggest conversations this year. To see the full list, click here.

  •  The 16-day Summer Olympics in London accumulated 150 million tweets 
  • The closing ceremony, mainly the Spice Girls performance, gained over 116,000 tweets per minute
  • The most talked about athlete of the games and event was when Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won gold in the 200m sprint 80,000 Tweets per minute

Pic: Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world, kisses his gold medal after taking to the podium tonight #London2012 — London 2012 (@London2012) August 6, 2012

  • 52 million votes were cast via Tweets for the “Most Sharable Video” for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards
  • The show itself generated 14.7 million tweets
  • The most talked about moment was when One Direction won Best Pop Video with 98,307 tweets per minute
  • Taylor Swift’s performance was the night’s second biggest moment, generating 86,275 tweets per minute

#VMARedCarpet PSY!! Dance for me, immediately. — MTV (@MTV) September 6, 2012


Only on Twitter in 2012

There were some awesome moments this year that can only gain interest by posting them on Twitter. Here’s the tweets of Rover touching down on Mars and a photo of how close an Olympic swim race really was. Take a look at the full list here.

No comment needed. Entry minus 3 minutes. #MSL #EDL — Steven Lee (@LeeCuriosity) August 6, 2012

Hey, I thought the #Synchro #Swimming hadn’t started yet? — L2012 Pool Camera (@L2012PoolCam) August 2, 2012


The Most Retweeted Tweets of 2012

President Barack Obama holds the record for the most retweet tweet of all time with over 810,000 retweets and 300,000 favorites.

Four more years. — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012

Know Your New America — The Record-Breaking Stats of Election Day

Justin Bieber’s wifey Avalanna Routh passed away earlier this year and Justin’s goodbye tweet to her on September 26 has over 220,000 retweets and 100,000 favorites. See the rest of the “Golden Tweets” here.

RIP Avalanna. i love you — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) September 26, 2012


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