Here Are the 10 Most Tweeted-About Topics of 2016

As well as the year's 3 most popular tweets
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 6, 2016 10:35 AM CST
Here Are the 10 Most Tweeted-About Topics of 2016
In this Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak to a campaign rally in Raleigh, NC.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

(Newser) – The Rio Olympics, the American presidential election, and Pokemon Go were the top global trends on Twitter in 2016, the AP reports. The social media site says Rio2016 was the most tweeted-about topic around the world, followed by Election2016 and PokemonGo. Euro2016, Oscars, Brexit, Trump, and BlackLivesMatter also made the top 10. (Spots No. 9 and 10 went to the terms RIP and GameOfThrones, per the Mirror.)

A Spanish gamer known as elrubius originated the year's most popular tweet: It reads "Limonada" (lemonade) and was re-tweeted more than 1.3 million times. One Direction's Harry Styles had the second most-repeated post—quoting a Taylor Swift song—with more than 700,000 retweets. A postelection tweet from Hillary Clinton encouraging little girls to recognize their power and seize opportunities was the third most popular of the year with 634,560 retweets. (Read more Twitter stories.)

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