Whether or not you utilize Twitter for getting information, discovering the most recent memes, or studying you bought hired for a job, nobody can deny that the platform is a breeding floor for fascinating, poignant, and even hilarious content material.
Probably the greatest components of the 12 months finish is reflecting on popular culture moments from the previous 12 months. To have fun, Twitter rounded up a few of its biggest 2018 statistics, together with the highest retweets, the most-liked tweets, and the most-tweeted-about celebrities from the previous 12 months. Twitter additionally introduced different fascinating statistics, such because the day with probably the most tweets in 2018 (Sunday, February 25, the day of the Olympics closing ceremony). Moreover, it was revealed that customers tweeted over half a billion GIFs in 2018 (in accordance with Twitter, that’s greater than 1,000 GIFs tweeted per minute).
As for the highest retweet of 2018? That honor goes to a tweet that’s barely two months previous! Fashionable YouTube gamer Elrubius introduced a problem referred to as “Limonada 2.0,” during which followers might retweet the put up for an opportunity to win prizes. To this point, the put up has garnered 1,795,365 retweets, and counting.
Coming in an in depth second with 1,085,588 retweets was Cleveland Browns soccer participant Damarious Randall, who made a daring proclamation concerning the 2018 NBA finals:
The third most-retweeted put up of 2018 belongs to Twitter consumer Ryan Sesselman, and consists of a collection of pictures of an cute pet, with a screenshot of texts along with his mother. When Ryan asks what number of retweets he might want to undertake the cute pet in his arms, his mother replies “a million.” And, with 1,056,858 retweets, Twitter got here by means of.
There’s additionally the matter of the most-liked tweets of 2018. The highest tweet, at 1,742,333 likes, was from Okay-pop boy band BTS, whose devoted fan following nabbed the highest spot simply.
Intently behind BTS at 1,622,911 likes was a put up from former president Barack Obama, celebrating what would ultimately turn into often called the March for Our Lives motion.
And rounding out the highest three at 1,449,853 likes was this video, which I’ve watched about 36 instances:
For the most-tweeted-about popular culture icons, BTS got here in primary as probably the most tweeted about movie star (adopted by Lebron James and Kanye West) and the most-tweeted-about musician (adopted by Kanye West and Drake).
The Okay-pop stars are clearly rising into a worldwide phenomenon. Even the style search engine Lyst reported that the seven members are “major global fashion influencers,” as a result of the truth that style manufacturers like Moschino acquired an enormous soar in searches after the performers wore their clothes. BTS was additionally the second-most-streamed band on Spotify in 2018, and the primary Korean artist to hit one billion streams by means of Apple Music. BTS principally received the Web in 2018.