#ThisHappened in 2016

By Leslie Berland
Tuesday, 6 December 2016

2016. What a year! From news and entertainment to sports and politics, around the world or around the block; it all happened on Twitter. Tweets brought people together in laughter, shock, celebration, fear, mourning, and jubilation. Today, we’re reflecting back on the moments and memories that defined 2016.

We’ve launched #ThisHappened so people can share the biggest moments and memories of 2016.


#ThisHappened Top Trends on Twitter in 2016

We competed alongside one another.

#Rio2016


#Euro2016

We debated and sometimes were divided.

#Election2016

#Brexit

#Trump

We said goodbye to some of the greats.

#RIP



We came together for change.

#BlackLivesMatter

We were entertained together.

#Oscars

#GameofThrones

#PokemonGo

We rocked out our creativity.

#Mannequinchallenge

#Sogonechallenge

#ThisHappened Most Retweeted Tweets in 2016

1. Who knew that a gamer in Spain could turn lemons into the top Retweet of 2016?

2. Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles) quoted a Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) song to celebrate his 22nd birthday resulting in the second most Retweeted Tweet.

3. Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) conceded the election but reminded young women never to give up on their dreams.

#ThisHappened: Most discussed topics on Twitter in 2016.  

#ThisHappened in 2016