What The World Tweeted Most About In 2014

“If it happened in 2014, it happened on Twitter.”

Top Twitter Moments

Who could have thought the year would end so soon?

As 2014 draws to a close, top microblogging website Twitterreleased a list of the most-talked about moments of the year.

While the FIFA World Cup is the most tweeted about event ever, Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie was revealed as the most re-tweeted post in the website's history.

Have a look at the top 10 moments shared on Twitter this year.


As per usual, Super Bowl was one of the most tweeted events in the beginning of the year.

In addition, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the most retweeted post using the hashtag #SuperBowl by poking fun at herself and Fox News during the football tournament.

Read More: Super Bowl As Seen By The Stars


The shocking death of Robin Williams prompted pained reactions from his fans all over the worlds and coworkers who knew him best, including President Obama.

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The Winter Olympic Games organized under Russian President Vladimir Putin can easily qualify as one of the most controversial international sports tournaments to date.

The hashtag #SochiProblems might ring a bell.

Related: There’s More To Worry About At Sochi Winter Olympics Than Twin Toilets


United States’ First Lady Michelle Obama showed her support for the rescue efforts for more than 270 kidnapped Nigerian teenage girls by posting a photo of herself on Twitter holding up a sign reading: "#BringBackOurGirls".

It became one of the most-used hashtags; the girls are still missing.

See: Michelle Obama's Sympathy For The Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Backfires


On Sept. 18, voters in Scotland were asked in a referendum if they wanted the nation to become independent from the rest of the United Kingdom. It was a vote that could’ve put an end to the 305-year-old political union with England – but it didn’t.

Scotland voted no eventually; however, it remains undoubtedly one of the most-talked about global events this year.

It even inspired a similar movement for independence in a small community, Catalonia, miles away in Spain.

Read: A Dummy’s Guide To The Scotland Referendum Everyone’s Talking About


Ferguson, Missouri teenager Mike Brown’s shooting death at the hands of by St. Louis police officer Darren Wilson not only sparked unrest on the streets in the U.S. but also on the tabs of Twitter.

Hashtags like #HandsUpDontShoot, #BlackLivesMatter, and #IfTheyGunnedMeDown trended frequently from August and onwards.

Following a similar case in New York, (Eric Garner) another hashtag #ICantBreathe went viral.


Ellen DeGeneres' star-filled Oscar photo taken on a mobile phone was retweeted more than three million times - a Twitter record.

Also: The Ultimate Oscar Selfies And Photobombs Compilation


In terms of news, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in March was the most talked event by users across the world in 2014.

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Twitter found that this year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil was overall the most-talked about subject it the website’s history – a record 672 million tweets were sent out throughout the tournament.

Watch: World Cup May Be Over, But These Goals Will Live On In Our Memories Forever


However, the most-tweeted event wasn’t the World Cup finals; it was Germany's 7-1 semi-final defeat of hosts Brazil which turned out to be the most popular event this year.

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