Twitter’s year in review is less bleak than you’d think

Twitter's year in review is less bleak than you'd think

Maybe 2020 wasn’t such a bad year after all.

While YouTube skipped its infamous Rewind this year, claiming it was out of sensitivity for the tumultuous events of 2020, Twitter hasn’t seen the same backlash — and summed up 2020 with the tag #ThisHappened.

In a blog post Monday, the company highlighted the year’s most liked tweets, top trending hashtags, most retweeted users, and most used emoji.

The top hashtag of 2020, unsurprisingly, was #COVID19. The second most popular hashtag this year was #BlackLivesMatter, which correlates with the historic protests against racial inequality and police brutality following the death of George Floyd. The tag #StayHome came in third as users across the world encouraged each other to continue social distancing in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.  Read more…

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