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Twitter's 'top tweets' of 2012 revealed

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Twitter have revealed the most popular tweets of the year on the social media site, or 'Golden Tweets' as they're called.

'Golden Tweets' are tweets that generated the most Retweets for the year, and that caught attention around the world. Here are the some of the top tweets of the last twelve months...




>> 'Four more years' (@BarackObama)

Just before his second term in office was announced, Barack Obama marked his election victory in November via Twitter with the above phrase. It quickly became the most retweeted of 2012 and then the most retweeted ever on the site, having been sent by people more than 200 countries around the world.

>> 'RIP Avalanna. i love you' (@justinbieber)

Justin Bieber got to know six-year-old Avalanna Routh - a little girl suffering from a rare form of brain cancer - throughout her treatment. When she passed away in September. Bieber paid tribute to her in a Tweet, and many, many Twitter Beliebers responded.
>> '29 gold, 17 silver, 19 bronze - We finished 3rd in medal table after most successful Olympics for 104 years #OurGreatestTeam RT your support' (@TeamGB)

The London Olympics - heralded as one of the best Games ever in some quarters - was an Olympics for Twitter. As the first Olympics in London since 1948, the 'home team' performed excellently and brought home more medals than expected. Fans followed their every move, joining in at the close of the Games to show their support for #OurGreatestTeam.
>> '…I would like to announce here: I, Koichi Yamadera, have married Ms. Rie Tanaka … I am really happy to have met such a great partner and have our lives come together. We made up our minds to respect each other, help each other and build a home full of smiles…' (@yamachanoha)

When actor Kouichi Yamadera announced in a Tweet that he registered for marriage with actress Rie Tanaka, it became the most retweeted message from Japan this year. Why? Both are prominent Japanese voice actors, famous for many of their anime roles.



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Four more years gets me everytime <3 <3

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