Twitter revealed some of its top tweets and trends of 2021 including the most liked and retweeted tweets, the most discussed TV shows and movies, as well as most used emojis. The data nicely summarizes all of the happenings of 2021, from politics to equality against Asian hate.
There was a lot to like this year on Twitter - literally. These were the most Liked Tweets of 2021 from around the world. pic.twitter.com/vOp6yenAKt— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) December 9, 2021
The tweet that had the most retweets was from the global artists BTS who sent out a message with the hashtag #StopAsianHate, in support of racial equality and tolerance.
Majority of the tweets in 2021 have been about movies and TV shows, which makes sense considering how people were compelled to stay indoors during the pandemic and turned to entertainment on their screens.
Tweets that mentioned movies of the year included titles like Black Panther, Godzilla Vs. Kong, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, The Suicide Squad (2021), Spider-Man: No Way Home, Space Jam: A New Legacy, Black Widow, Dune (2021), Mortal Kombat (2021), and Shrek. The top tweets that mentioned some of the most famous TV shows included titles of reality shows like Big Brother Brasil, A Fazenda 13, and of course the Korean masterpiece Squid Game that took over the world in a few days with its unique theme.
Twitter’s data also shows the most discussed sports teams and events, and the most used emojis across the platform.
Twitter’s 2021 data shows how much bigger the platform has become in the recent years, with more international trends and expansive conversations taking place across it.