Insights

#ThisHappened in 2019

By Elaine Filadelfo
Monday, 9 December 2019

What were this year’s most 🔥 Tweets? Who reigns supreme? Drumroll please... it’s our annual Year on Twitter global report.

New global memes, #GameOfThrones fever, and a terrifying baby 🦆– #ThisHappened in 2019…

This year we added a new list to the mix: 19 Tweets that became some of 2019’s most memorable moments. #ThisHappened

Most Retweeted Tweets worldwide:

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Quick note on methodology: we only allow one Tweet per account (sorry BTS fans). Special mention goes to this Tweet from Yusaku Maezawa which set the record for most Retweets ever, but was excluded from the list as we don’t consider Tweets that offer payment in exchange for followers or Retweets.

Most Retweeted with comment worldwide:

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Conversation is Twitter’s superpower, so it’s no surprise that open-ended questions and viral memes like “sco pa tu manaa” and “bomboclaat” dominated this year’s most Retweeted with Comment list. Quick note on methodology: this list includes only the top Tweep per meme format. 

Most discussed categories: 

Quick note on methodology. Instead of ranking by overall Tweet volume, we’re ranking by the number of people Tweeting about each topic. We wanted to know what got the most people talking, not just what was the loudest. 

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2019’s top emojis:

We ❤️ knowing what people were talking about, but we also love to 👀 what people were feeling. Yay for a good 😂!

 

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For more fun and awesome Tweets, follow and join the #ThisHappened conversation as Twitter accounts around the world spotlight some of our favorite Twitter moments from the year.

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Elaine Filadelfo

‎@ElaineF‎

Senior Research Manager

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