Top 2020 Twitter Trends Will Surprise You!
Do You Know What The World Was Tweeting About in 2020? And it’s not all Covid by the way!
2020 has been a rollercoaster ride for all of us! From Covid-19 Pandemic to #BlackLivesMatter movement…AND of course the USA Elections – 2020 has given us endless topics to talk about & we just can’t agree more!
Since 2021 is just a few weeks away, Let’s reminisce about the most debated topics that were trending worldwide on Twitter.
2020 – Covid-19 Took It Over!
Did you know? Since we were all home this year, ‘#Quarantine’ was the most used word on Twitter. It’s mentioned over 1.6 million times! Moreover, #StayHome and #Covid19 were trending on top too. That’s not all! The word #Home was used 143% more than 2019!
Social Movement Trends On Top!
#BlackLivesMatter & #Transrightsarehumanrights were trending under Top 3. The world amplified the need for equality and social justice following the death of George Floyd, who was the third most-Tweeted-about person globally. The usage of these words increased by 557% in 2020! (Believe it or not…this is the truth)
Passing of Chadwick Boseman Brought The World Together!
In August, people came together to honor the tragic passing of Marvel’s “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who died at age 43 after a four-year battle with cancer. The tweet announcing his passing was the most liked, retweeted and quote tweeted in the U.S. in 2020.
BTS Wins The Race Of Being The Most Tweeted Musicians Of 2020!
Korean Pop Sensation and the seven-member boy band BTS have over 31 million followers on Twitter, are continuing to build their roster of diehard fans who call themselves the A.R.M.Y., an acronym for Adorable Representative M.C. for Youth. They snagged the title of being the most tweeted music celebrities of this year. Following Kanye West as second and Beyoncé on third! (Calling out all BTS fans, happy or not?)
Laughing Emoji Leads its Way To No.1
On a lighter note…The Laughing Emoji was the most used emoji on Twitter! Well…it’s everyone’s favourite & we know that well! (HAHA!)
Big Brother Brazil Becomes The Most Discussed TV Show Of 2020!
Big Brother Brazil reached number 1 spot as the most retweeted show of the year (we usually know the Indian version as Bigg Boss). Tiger King, the show that took Netflix by storm, is another notable feature in the top 10 list. Surprisingly, Money Heist and Game of Thrones carried over into this year’s list as well, at number 7 and 8 – some shows are just too epic-worthy, right?
Donald Trumps Leads The Way In The Most Tweeted About People Worldwide In 2020!
The USA Elections were already trending worldwide. Over 700 million tweets were made about the latest US Elections. According to data, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Narendra Modi and Kamala Harris were among the most Tweeted about global figures.
Let’s Not Forget About Food!
2020 was totally about #StayHome & many of us became ‘Cooking Experts’. According to Twitter Data, Tweets about cooking tripled this year. Here are the worldwide trending emojis used.
Let’s Talk About Some Sports!
Even though world was in lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic. There’s around 2 Billion tweets about sports, even though they were paused. No stadium to cheer for your favourite team? Not a problem! Coz people turned to Twitter to to share their hot takes and feelings of excitement, disappointment or reactions! (Take an example of Pakistan Vs New Zealand, relatable, No?)
These were the Top trends on Twitter worldwide in 2020 which took the internet by storm. What was your favourite topic to talk about in Quarantine? Ohh hey wait, last but not the least!…Check out the most funny video on Twitter which gained overnight popularity worldwide.
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