Check Out Twitter’s 10 Buzziest Global Topics of 2016

Trump-Clinton election wasn't No. 1, believe it or not

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Twitter today is revealing its top 10 global trending topics of 2016.

The Summer Olympics were the buzziest event of the year on the microblogging platform, garnering 187 million tweets, highlighted by messages from American gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. 

Hillary Clinton lost the U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump, and the race wasn't the biggest topic of the year. But Clinton had the tweet of 2016, with roughly 1.3 million retweets and likes for the following effort:

Twitter is encouraging people this month to remember 2016 with the hashtag #ThisHappened.

Check out the full top 10 list for what made the social network's world go round this year. (Twitter didn't disclose raw numbers for the events in the chart below.)


@Chris_Heine Christopher Heine is a New York-based editor and writer.
Publish date: December 6, 2016 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT