The Top 10 Twitter Moments of 2022

1. The first ever tweet from outer space:

In January, astronaut Scott Kelly made history by becoming the first person to tweet from outer space. His message? “Hello, world!”

2. The most retweeted tweet of all time:

In May, Ellen DeGeneres’ star-studded selfie from the Oscars became the most retweeted tweet of all time, with more than 3.3 million retweets.

3. The birth of the #FillTheBoot campaign:

In June, the International Association of Firefighters launched the #FillTheBoot campaign to help raise money for muscular dystrophy research.

4. The first ever Tweetup in space:

In September, NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station held the first ever Tweetup, connecting with social media users from around the world.

5. The #IceBucketChallenge goes global:

The #IceBucketChallenge went viral in August, with people from all over the world posting videos of themselves dumping ice water on their heads to raise awareness for ALS.

6. #LoveWins:

In June, the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, and the #LoveWins hashtag quickly trended on Twitter.

7. #TheDress:

In February, the Internet was divided over the color of a dress, with some people seeing it as blue and black, and others seeing it as white and gold.

8. #AskThicke:

In March, actor Robin Thicke sparked a Twitter firestorm when he asked users to tweet him questions using the hashtag #AskThicke. The questions, which were mostly about his controversial song “Blurred Lines,” were quickly deleted.

9. #CancelColbert:

In March, comedian Stephen Colbert came under fire for a joke he made about Chinese President Xi Jinping. The #CancelColbert hashtag trended on Twitter, but Colbert kept his job.

10. #RIPTwitter:

In June, rumors spread that Twitter was going to shut down, leading the #RIPTwitter hashtag to trend. The rumors turned out to be false, and Twitter is still going strong.

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