Maybe 2020 wasn’t such a bad year after all.
While YouTube skipped its infamous Rewind this year, claiming it was out of sensitivity for the tumultuous events of 2020, Twitter hasn’t seen the same backlash — and summed up 2020 with the tag #ThisHappened.
In a blog post Monday, the company highlighted the year’s most liked tweets, top trending hashtags, most retweeted users, and most used emoji.
The top hashtag of 2020, unsurprisingly, was #COVID19. The second most popular hashtag this year was #BlackLivesMatter, which correlates with the historic protests against racial inequality and police brutality following the death of George Floyd. The tag #StayHome came in third as users across the world encouraged each other to continue social distancing in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Read more…