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These days everyone's on Twitter. Your mum, dad, and probably even your dog. To be honest we can hardly keep up with it there's so much going on.

Thankfully, Twitter has sifted through the digital melee and come up with a list of the most popular discussions on the site this year, including the most RT'd tweets, as well as the most talked about films, sports, music, TV shows and food.

While there are no massive surprises, we're a little disappointed the word burger isn't in the top five. Try harder next year everyone, yeah?

(Via 2012.twitter.com)

The Most RT'd Tweets

1. 810,000+ retweets 300,000+ favorites



2. 220,000+ retweets 100,000+ favorites



3. 98,000+ retweets 28,000+ favorites



4. 67,000+ retweets 5,000+ favorites



TV Shows

  1. Family Guy
  2. BB14
  3. American Dad
  4. Hey Arnold
  5. American Idol
  6. Pretty Little Liars
  7. 106 & Park
  8. SNL
  9. Fresh Prince
  10. Boy Meets World

Movies

  1. Think Like A Man
  2. The Hunger Games
  3. The Avengers
  4. Red Tails
  5. 21 Jump Street
  6. Dark Knight Rises
  7. Dark Shadows
  8. The Devil Inside
  9. Safe House
  10. The Vow

Food

  1. IHOP
  2. Starbucks
  3. Waffle House
  4. Mcdonalds
  5. BBQ
  6. Coffee
  7. Taco Bell
  8. Denny's
  9. Burger King
  10. Olive Garden

Music

  1. Rick Ross
  2. Hiphop
  3. Trey Songz
  4. Nicki Minaj
  5. Musicmonday
  6. Kendrick Lamar
  7. Chris Brown
  8. Coachella
  9. Big Sean
  10. r&b

Sports

  1. #nfl
  2. #nascar
  3. #mlb
  4. olympics
  5. #sfgiants
  6. jeremy lin
  7. super bowl
  8. dwight howard
  9. kobe
  10. #yankees

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