The Most Powerful Tweet of 2010: The Year That’s Been

The most powerful individual Tweet of 2010 has been identified as coming from reporter Ann Curry, who encouraged the US Air Force to allow Doctors Without Borders to fly into Haiti after the massive earthquake that devastaged that nation. Other powerful individual Tweets include one from a seriously injured bike rider in need of assistance; a spoof message purporting to be from BP in the wake of the Gulf Oil spill; an official announcement of Prince William’s engagement to Kate Middleton; and the resignation of Sun Microsystem’s CEO, Jonathan Schwartz.

The Most Powerful tweet of 2010

Over 25 billion Tweets have been sent in 2010 and looking at them can tell us a lot about what was important to users in the year just passed. The ten most popular topics from 2010’s Tweets were:

1.Gulf Oil Spill

2. FIFA World Cup

3. Inception

4. Haiti Earthquake

5. Vuvuzela

6. Apple iPad

7. Google Android

8. Justin Bieber

9. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

10. Pulpo Paul

As well as popular trends, individual Tweets can be particularly powerful and can tell us a lot about important events and about the way people are using Twitter in their everyday lives.


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