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How biggest events of the decade unfolded on Twitter

Thu, Jan. 30, 2020
This decade saw game-changing, exciting events take place around the world. From the welcome of the first iPad, to tears shed over Harry Potter’s Severus Snape’s undying love for Lily, to repeatedly watching Gangnam Style’s music video, to saying farewell to the great Nelson Mandela and the long-awaited Oscar award for Leonardo DiCaprio. As the emotional rollercoaster of the decade has come to a close, Twitter takes us on a ride down memory lane, highlighting some of the most prominent events of the past 10 years.

In 2010:
● In this year, the FIFA World Cup took place, for the first time in Africa, in South Africa. Through the final match, Tweets-per-second (TPS) were much higher than average; Spain’s winning goal scored 3,052 TPS.



In 2011:
● Mohamed Hosny Mubarak resigned as President of Egypt after 30 years of ruling, following 18-days of demonstrations. The #Jan25 Revolution made history and is now celebrated as a national holiday.



In 2012:
● Barack Obama was re-elected for his second term as President of the United States and his tweet ‘Four more years’ tweet was the most retweeted message ever.



In 2013:
● It snowed in Egypt for the first time in 112 years and the pictures took Egyptian Twitter by beautiful (snow)storm.



In 2014:
● This year’s “Golden Tweet” a.k.a the most Retweeted Tweet of the year, went to @TheEllenShow’s starry photo from the March Oscars telecast.



In 2015:
● We can safely say that “what color is this dress?” was the most asked question of the year. What can you see? We see #WhiteAndGold, please tell us you agree…



In 2016:
● The #MannequinChallenge that saw people freeze on camera, with the funniest locations and positions taking Twitter by storm in 2012, and today...with videos still being posted.



In 2017:
● After 28 years, Egypt finally qualified for the FIFA World Cup and the whole nation celebrated.



In 2018:
● Saudi Arabia made the historic move of allowing women to obtain a driver's license in the Kingdom.



In 2019:
● Egyptian/American actor Rami Malek wins the Oscar for his portrayal of iconic Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. There is no stopping him now!

 
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