Mon, 31 Dec 2012 06:45:00 GMT
How 2012 was tweeted

Twitter 2012: how the year's biggest events were talked about



President Barack Obama celebrates on stage as confetti falls after his victory speech during his election rally in Chicago (© REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)
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  • President Barack Obama celebrates on stage as confetti falls after his victory speech during his election rally in Chicago (© REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving the King Edward VII Hospital in London (© Rex Features)
  • Hurricane Sandy, seen here in an image released by Nasa, on 29 October 2012 (© Nasa/Sipa USA/Rex Features)
  • Olympic rings are seen during opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games (© Reuters/Morry Gash)
  • China's synchronised swimming team compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games (© Getty Images)
  • James Cameron has a final conversation with ocean explorer and US Navy Capt. Don Walsh (rt) just before the hatch on the Deepsea Challenger submersible is closed (© KeystoneUSA-ZUMA/Rex Features)
  • The summit of Mount Everest (© Image Broker/Rex Features)
  • The work site of the Nasa's rover Curiosity on Mars (© AP Photo/Nasa)
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Throughout 2012, Twitter often found itself not just reporting the news but making it. From Twitter's own review of the year, we've selected 10 events in which the social networking website played a key role. We start with the US presidential election. Before delivering his formal victory speech on the night of 6 November 2012, Barack Obama announced his re-election on Twitter. "We're all in this together," he tweeted. "That's how we campaigned, and that's who we are. Thank you." His message was retweeted over 150,000 times.

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