December 7, 2016: Give the Rio Olympics a gold medal. The Summer Games hosted in Brazil generated the year’s most tweets for a single topic, according to Twitter.
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The microblogging site shared its list of 2016’s top five trending topics on Tuesday.
— Twitter (@Twitter) December 6, 2016
Next on the list was the hotly contested U.S. presidential election, which saw Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 20, 2016
The third most popular topic was the virtual reality game Pokemon Go, Twitter said.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) July 11, 2016
At number four on the list was the Euro2016 soccer tournament, which saw Portugal take the title.
Delete your account. https://t.co/Oa92sncRQY
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 9, 2016
Rounding out the top five was the Oscars, which saw the movie “Spotlight” named best picture.
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Twitter also released the most popular tweets from around the world, including the simple “Limonada” (lemonade) tweet from a Spanish gamer known as elrubius. A post election tweet from Hillary Clinton was third on that list. In the tweet, she called on little girls to pursue their dreams.
While popular among some, Twitter has been facing headwinds, forcing layoffs and seeing the stock price tumble.
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In response, the company has has rolled out some changes to its service, including tweaking the 140-character limit.
Still, the company has seen its user base shrink as it struggles against social media giants Facebook and Snapchat. (VOA)