Batkid was among the most tweeted topics of 2013.
What did people share most on
Twitter this year? Here are some of the top tweeted topics of 2013, according
to the social media company.
leaders and celebrities mingled at President
Obama's inauguration for
his second term. There were 1.1. million inauguration-related tweets during the
Boston Marathon: Two
pressure cooker bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line killed three people
and injured hundreds. In response, there were more than 27 million tweets about
the bombings. People on Twitter showed solidarity for victims with the hashtag
Margaret Thatcher: Within
four hours of her death, there were a million Twitter mentions of Britain's
first female prime minister.
Nelson Mandela: After
the former South
African president's death, Twitter spiked at 95,000 tweets per
minute. Madiba, Mandela's clan name, also became a trending topic on Twitter
with public figures, including former president Bill Clinton, tweeting
affectionately about the leader.
Scott, 5, played hero for the day and thousands of San
Franciscans responded to social media blasts to line the streets and witness all
the action. The city was transformed into Gotham, thanks to the Make-A-Wish
Foundation, to fulfill a dream of Scott's, who is in remission from leukemia.
What drove you to twitter this year?