Everybody everywhere, ringing in 2014

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Happy new year! Last night as the clock moved ever closer to striking midnight across the world, millions of people celebrated the start of 2014 by tweeting their good wishes, whether feliz ano novo or あけおめ, bonne année or frohes neues Jahr.

As captured in this visualization, created by Krist Wongsuphasawat on our data analytics team, celebrations spread across the globe as clocks (or our mobile phones) ticked to midnight:

While this chart tells one part of the story, individual Tweets offer a closer look at the thoughts and dreams people everywhere have for 2014. Even the most famous among us were on point last night, with new year’s wishes, an engagement and more:


Finally, here are some custom timelines showcasing how people around the world shared their New Year messages on Twitter. // // // //