If it wasn’t on Twitter, it hasn’t happened, as the new adage goes. As the video for This Year on Twitter in unveiled, we look back on 2015. The two-minute clip highlights some of the most popular Twitter moments of the year, from the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris to the Syrian refugee crisis in the news, to Caitlyn Jenner and #thedress which we spent days debating whether it was black and blue or white and gold.
With the horrific attacks in Paris which unfolded in November, only 10 months after the Charlie Hebdo shootings, the world united once again on Twitter to report and support people in the City of Light. The hashtag #PrayForParis quickly emerged as a top global trend while #PortOuverte, a hashtag designed to help people in Paris looking for shelter, also became popular.
#BlackLivesMatter emerged as one of the most powerful social movements in 2015, tweeted 9 million times.
Most retweeted tweet came from Harry Styles whoexpressed gratitude toward fans when news broke that One Direction member Zayn Malik was parting ways. One Direction dominated the top retweeted list with Zayn in first runner up position with his tweet to show support to his former bandmates’ song “Drag Me Down”.by