Twitter reveals biggest moments of 2014, but Packer v Gyngell doesn’t make top 10

lorde most retweeted tweet of 2014Twitter Australia has unveiled the nation’s most tweeted about moments, with Remembrance Day in at the top for 2014, while singer Lorde scored the most retweeted message and #auspol was the biggest hashtag.

May proved a big month for significant Twitter activity with the reaction to the Federal Budget on the 20th the second most tweeted about moment, whilst AFL player Jack Viney appealing a two week suspension on May 8 was third, and the student who interrupted Q&A with a banner  on May 5 was eighth.

Unsurprisingly high profile personalities makeup the list of most retweeted tweets of the year, with one third of the top 15 featuring tweets about Phil Hughes’ death, including messages from Cricket Australia, Michael Clarke, David Warner and Brett Lee all featuring.

The ten hottest talking points on Twitter this year:

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Singer Lorde’s message about a photoshopped image of her versus an in photoshopped picture was top of the retweet list, however the fight between David Gyngell and James Packer and the photos that followed, which caused a major media scrum at the time, did not make the top ten list.

Other notable events unique to the social network this year included the #putoutyourbats tributes to Phil Hughes, which gor 235,000 tweets and was seen by 125m people, trending in 544 cities globally.


Cahilling also became a thing, with people mimicking Soceroo star Tim Cahill’s tweeted reaction to Germany’s routing of hosts Brazil at this year’s World Cup:

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The Queen’s photobomb of two Australian hockey players at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow also caught the nation’s imagination:

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