Obama Four More Years Tweet Dominated the Twitterverse in 2012
The Verge has just reported what people tweeted and rewteeted the most in 2012, and the list includes the hottest political events along with some of the most famous celebrities and events of the year.
President Obama's "four more years" tweet and photo dominated the Twitterverse by gaining over 810,000 retweets and 300,000 'favorites.' according to The Verge.
Teen idol Justin Bieber came in second with his tribute to a young fan that passed away from brain cancer. According to Hollywood Life, Bieber held a private meet-and-greet backstage at his concert in Milwaukee with 4-year-old cancer patient Hailey Roser, "after a huge social media campaign championed for the little girl to meet her idol."
Other most tweeted people and events included the 2012 London Summer Olympics, which — according to The Verge — generated over 150 million tweets, with its stars Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney and British diver Tom Daley tweeting their daily antics.
The U.S. presidential election was also a highly tweeted event, generating more than 10 million tweets during the first debate and over 31 million more on election day.
Hurricane Sandy was also another big generator of tweets, with more than 20 million micro messages sent between October 27 and November 1.