Twitter 2012: Twitter Top Tweets of 2012 released, Obama’s ‘Four more years’ tweet leads (Video)

By on Dec 12, 2012 in Internet, Technology, World Comments

Twitter released its list of Twitter Top Tweets of 2012 this Tuesday, December 11, 2012, which includes not only the trending topics of 2012, but also those considered as the Golden Tweets, Pulse of the Planet, Only on Twitter, and also the top personalities who joined Twitter this year.

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President Barack Obama and US First Lady
Michelle Obama, hugging each other

Image Credit: Barack Obama Twitter

As noted by Twitter on its official blog that day, the so-called Golden Tweets include the top two tweets that generated the most retweets this year, wherein President Barack Obama landed on top and Justin Bieber as second; along with some honorable mentions that also caught the attention of Twitter users worldwide.

For the top Golden Tweet this year, President Obama (@BarackObama) tweeted, “Four more years” along with a photo of himself and US First Lady Michelle Obama hugging each other. It was sent on November 6, which has over 810,000 retweets, and became the most retweeted of 2012, and the most retweeted ever.

“RIP Avalanna. I love you” Justin Bieber (@JustinBieber) tweeted on September 6, paying tribute to Avalanna Routh, an avid Bieber fan who passed away at the age of 6 due to a rare type of brain cancer. His tweet was retweeted more than 220,000 times and had over 100,000 Favorites.

Meanwhile, among those included in Pulse of the Planet category are Summer Olympics in London, the US election, the voting for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, where over 52 million votes were cast via tweets, the Super Bowl, the Euro 2012, Superstorm Sandy, the death of Whitney Houston, and others.

For the trending topics, Twitter decided to consolidate the topics that caught the attention of the public in different categories, rather than the terms that were consistently popular. The names of new personalities in Twitter, as well as the other 2012 leading events reviewed by Twitter can be found at

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