How biggest events of the decade unfolded on Twitter
● 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.
● 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.
● 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.
Four more years. pic.twitter.com/bAJE6Vom— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012
● It snowed in Egypt for the first time in 112 years and the pictures took Egyptian Twitter by beautiful (snow)storm.
For the first time in 112 years, it snows in Cairo pic.twitter.com/Chrmfcj0G1— Amr ElGabry (@AmrElGabry) December 13, 2013
● 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.
● 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…
If that's not White and Gold the universe is falling apart. Seriously what is happening????— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 27, 2015
● 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.
● After 28 years, Egypt finally qualified for the FIFA World Cup and the whole nation celebrated.
So my dads soccer team won and this was the result.... 😭😭😭🇪🇬🇪🇬 pic.twitter.com/3zdHmf0E5P— Go Sophia (@sdeezy_) October 8, 2017
● Saudi Arabia made the historic move of allowing women to obtain a driver's license in the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia allows women to drive— وزارة الخارجية 🇸🇦 (@KSAMOFA) September 26, 2017
● Egyptian/American actor Rami Malek wins the Oscar for his portrayal of iconic Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. There is no stopping him now!