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Rio2016, Election2016, PokemonGo top global Twitter trends

5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago December 06, 2016 Dec 6, 2016 Tuesday, December 06 2016 December 06, 2016 8:34 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

The Rio Olympics, the American presidential election and Pokemon Go were the top global trends on Twitter in 2016.

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.

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.

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