Top Ten Most Popular Events on Twitter of 2016Soo....2016 is coming to an end. Twitter r eleased its list of the most popular topics of the year on Tuesday, 6th Dec'16... Donald Trump was the only person to make it into the top 10 topics, ranking eighth.
The Top Ten
Many of the biggest stars at the Summer Olympics embraced Twitter, posting pictures and thanking fans. - Aaliyah
It was going to be historic either way -- as a major victory for a political outsider or as the first election to put a woman in the White House. Trump's win smashed social media records. Twitter said more than 75 million tweets related to the election had been sent by the time he claimed victory. - Aaliyah
The game briefly took the world by storm. Pokemon Go set an Apple record as the app with the most downloads in the first week. It has been downloaded more than 500 million times. - Aaliyah
Iceland became the smallest nation ever to qualify for a major soccer tournament when it earned a spot in the European championships. Its stunning victory over England was the top tweeted event in the U.K., overtaking Brexit. - Aaliyah
The Academy Awards were dominated by #OscarsSoWhite protests. For the second consecutive year, no minorities were nominated in any of the four major acting categories. - Aaliyah
It came as a shock only to the bought-and-paid-for mainstream media.
Britain's vote to quit the EU came as a shock -- and became the sixth most tweeted topic of the year around the world. - Aaliyah
The movement was a topic of national conversation all year. It started with a simple hashtag in 2012 after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida. - AaliyahV 1 Comment
His rise triggered reactions from celebration to diplomatic anxiety to sketches on "Saturday Night Live." - Aaliyah
David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali and Leonard Cohen were among the celebrities who passed away in 2016, and the "rest in peace" message made it into the Top 10. - AaliyahV 1 Comment
When HBO announced in July that the eighth season of "Game of Thrones" would be the last. - Aaliyah
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