Just before Euro 2012 got underway in July, international soccer legend Pelé joined Twitter in June, taking questions from his legions of fans.
#VMARedCarpet PSY!! Dance for me, immediately.
Brynn Gingras Rollercoaster at sea pic.twitter.com/MrvRluBi
Between October 27 and November 1, people sent more than 20 million Tweets about Sandy’s impact and aftermath. When the power went out in much of New York City, mobile usage from people there more than doubled from the previous two days. Afterwards, people sought ways to help: Tweets mentioning the word “donate” reached a 180-day peak; the phrase “donate blood” a 365-day peak.
Four more years
Barack Obama @BarackObama
6 Nov: 810,000+ retweets; 300,000+ favorites
RIP Avalanna. i love you
Justin Biber @justinbieber
26 Sep: 220,000+ retweets; 100,000+ favorites
… NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.
T J Lang @TJlang70
24 Sep: 98,000+ retweets; 28,000+ favorites
29 gold, 17 silver, 19 bronze - We finished 3rd in medal table after most successful Olympics for 104 years #OurGreatestTeam RT your support Team GB @TeamGB
12 Aug: 67,000+ retweets; 5,000+ favourites
…I would like to announce here: I, Koichi Yamadera, have married Ms. Rie Tanaka … I am really happy to have met such a great partner and have our lives come together. We made up our minds to respect each other, help each other and build a home full of smiles… Actor Kouichi Yamadera @yamachanoha
17 Jun: 68,000 retweets; 6,000 favorites
When actor Kouichi Yamadera announced in a Tweet that he registered for marriage with actress Rie Tanaka, it became the most retweeted message from Japan this year. Why? Both are prominent Japanese voice actors, famous for many of their anime roles.
Sunita Williams @Astro_Suni
Hope everyone is doing ok with the storm. Saw #Sandy on our flight path yesterday. From our vantage point #ISS
L2012 Pool Camera
Hey, I thought the #Synchro #Swimming hadn't started yet?
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby
Nobukazu Kuriki @kurikiyama_EN
I've left 7500m camp for Everest summit push on 10:30pm JST. It's really cold, dark and like space. I can only see stars.
Lara Eakins @LaraEakins
Shuttle #Endeavour flying next to the UT Tower