Since the year is coming to an end, it is a good idea for companies and consumers to look back at the year that it has been and it is for this reason that Twitter released their year in review earlier today. Analyzing Twitter’s year in review, one does not get any surprises as most of the trends were as a result of major world events that happened this year. The post on Twitter’s official blog was short and to the point and was not filled with numerous links to information.
Here is what the post read in part:
Every day, we’re amazed and humbled by the many ways in which people use Twitter, which range from simply retweeting to igniting conversations with hashtags (even around lesser-known topics) to sharing spectacular and far-flung views. In 2012, everyone on Twitter brought us closer to moments and places that used to be far away or inaccessible.
According to Twitter, the golden tweet of 2012 was by Barack Obama after he was elected the president of the US. This particular tweet was retweeted over 810 000 times and stands as the most retweeted tweet of 2012.
Some of the other big events that had a major impact on twitter include
The London Olympics that generated over 150 million tweets with over 116000 tweets per minute during the closing ceremony.
The MTV video music awards that generated over 14 million tweets.
The Euro 2012 final between Spain and Italy generated about 267 200 tweets per minute after the spectacular goal by Juan Mata.
During the UEFA champions league semi final between Barcelona and Chelsea, traffic peaked to 184 535 tweets per minute after the goal by Fernando Torres.
Some of the trends that dominated the tech category include: iPhone, instagram, Skype, kindle, iPad, pinterest, Amazon, apple among others.
You can find your own trends and tweets for 2012 by visiting vizify