Friday 20 April 2018

A Year in Tweets: The biggest tweets of the year

Minion up to mischief in Santry, Dublin(Photo: Facebook/ErinVanLonden)
Minion up to mischief in Santry, Dublin(Photo: Facebook/ErinVanLonden)
Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen's Social Media Editor brings us the biggest tweets of the year - the most retweeted, the most seen and the most impactful tweets of the year from


Tweet impressions: 40.8M

Tweets sent: 4.3K

Mentions: 20.8K

Profile visits: 60K

Runner up tweet: "Frostbit boy: We interview Ruairi McSorley about the 'mad craic' of internet stardom:"



Tweet impressions: 32.7M

Tweets sent: 3.8K

Mentions: 18.4K

Profile visits: 46.9K

Top 'Media' Tweet: "Vine: The ultimate wardrobe malfunction - Madonna falls off stage at the Brits"



Tweet impressions: 38.6M

Tweets sent: 4.4K

Mentions: 20.9K

Profile visits: 66.2K

Top 'Media' Tweet: "10 Best Wild Atlantic Way beaches... via @Indo_travel_"



Tweet impressions: 36.9M

Tweets sent: 4.4K

Mentions: 18.1K

Profile visits: 92.9K

Top 'Media' Tweet: "#VIDEO: The 99th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising at Dublin's GPO. Watch:  #1916Rising"



Tweet impressions: 50.4M

Tweets sent: 5.6K

Mentions: 21.6K

Profile visits: 190K

Top 'Media' Tweet: "Referendum 2015 Live: It's a resounding Yes for same-sex marriage in Ireland:"



Tweet impressions: 44.7M

Tweets sent: 5.3K

Mentions: 17.2K

Profile visits: 107K

Top 'Media' Tweet: "GAA confirms minute's silence at GAA matches as mark of respect for #Berkeley victims"



Tweet impressions: 33M

Tweets sent: 3.9K

Mentions: 15.8K

Profile visits: 84.3K

Top 'Media' Tweet: "The GAA world has united to pay tribute to Aaron Devlin following his untimely death today:



Tweet impressions: 31.5M

Tweets sent: 3.6K

Mentions: 16.1K

Profile visits: 89.7K

Top 'Media' Tweet: "Shane Lowry wins Bridgestone Invitational and picks up a cheque for €1.45million:"



Tweet impressions: 28.1M

Tweets sent: 3.9K

Mentions: 15.2K

Profile visits: 104K


Top 'Media' Tweet: "Here’s a preview of tomorrow’s front page of the Irish Independent"



Tweet impressions: 33.5M

Tweets sent: 4.7K

Mentions: 16.4K

Profile visits: 101K

Top 'Media' Tweet: "RT @IndoSport: F/T - Ireland fall to a 2-1 defeat to Poland in Warsaw. Match report to follow #POLvIRL"



Tweet impressions: 32M

Tweets sent: 4.1K

Mentions: 15.4K

Profile visits: 109K

Top 'Media' Tweet: "Video: French fans sang La Marseillaise as they were evacuated from the Stade de France"

December 1st - 22nd



Tweet impressions: 22.4M

Tweets sent: 2.8K

Mentions: 11K

Profile visits: 66.6K

Top 'Media' Tweet: "DJ plays Wham's Last Christmas 24 times in row after barricading himself inside studio."




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