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Twitter's review of the year


This year has seen a massive rise in the popularity of Twitter changing it from a tool for smug big city-dwelling marketing folk to a tool for smug people in general.

It's the month of lists, which means that Twitter has also chirped in (get it??) with their review of 2011. Unsurprisingly, Charlie Sheen dominates. He was the most mentioned actor of the year, while #tigerblood was the second most popular hashtag.

More surprisingly, Thor was the most tweeted about film of the year, beating Twilight and Harry Potter instalments while Macaulay Culkin was an unpredictable hit, as the second most mentioned actor.

Most tweeted about event of the year? Bin Laden's death? The Japan tsumani? Ermmm, try the MTV Video Music Awards.

You can read more of the results below:


1. #egypt

2. #tigerblood

3. #threewordstoliveby

4. #idontunderstandwhy

5. #japan

6. #improudtosay

7. #superbowl

8. #jan25

Tweets per second

1. MTV Video Music Awards - 8,868

2. Troy Davis executed - 7,671

3. End of FIFA Women's World Cup - 7,196

4. Brazil eliminated from the Copa America - 7,166

5. Steve Jobs resigns - 7,064


1. Wayne Rooney

2. Fernando Torres

3. Howard Webb

4. Wembley Stadium

5. Colo Colo


1. Thor

2. The Dark Knight Rises

3. X-Men: First Class

4. Fast Five

5. Green Hornet


1. Charlie Sheen

2. Macaulay Culkin

3. Ryan Dunn

4. Ricky Gervais

5. Pete Postlethwaite


1. Elizabeth Taylor

2. Mila Kunis

3. Anne Hathaway

4. Raven Symone

5. Natalie Portman



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