These Were the Biggest Twitter Trends of 2015

These were the biggest twitter trends of 2015

The biggest Twitter trends 2015

It was the best of times and it was the worst of times this year—and it was all expressed in 140 characters or less on Twitter. On Sunday, the microblogging site published its annual analysis of the top tweets, trends, and hashtags from the past year. As you can imagine the Paris Attacks (#PrayforParis), the police violence on African-Americans (#BlackLivesMatter), and the legalization of same-sex marriage in the US and in Ireland (#MarriageEquality) all dominated the Twittersphere. “As always, the world united this year in moments of triumph, activism, support, and fascination,” the company said in a blog post“And Twitter is where we gathered for all of it.”

As for most retweeted, President Obama’s endorsement of the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize gay marriage was a big one, as was the last message from the late “Star Trek” actor Leonard Nimoy, and Caitlyn Jenner’s introduction to the world. And then pretty much anything any member of One Direction said was also Retweeted hundreds of thousands of times.

The top trending topics included Apple’s iPad and iPhoneSoundCloud, Google’s Android software, and live-video app Periscope.

And it wouldn’t be 2015 without overusing emojis. Those little guys definitely made it into the Twittersphere because the only thing better than using less than 140 letters is using a pizza emoji. The most popular emoji this past year was the face with tears of joy streaming down its face.

You may still not be able to explain Twitter to your mom, but it definitely isn’t going anywhere.

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