#ThisHappened in SA in 2018 — Twitter
As 2018 draws to a close, Twitter is reflecting on the year that was, from breaking news and entertainment to sports and conversations. Here are some South African stats.
Top hashtags shared in SA in 2018
Top 5 sports
Top 5 entertainment
Top 5 news
Most retweeted tweets in SA
— Hermaine M – Dekade EP out now!!! (@HermaineM) April 20, 2018
Please help me reach my dreams 🙏😭 with only your retweet @DjMaphorisa wants 10k retweets for me to work with him
Your retweet will change my life 😭
Thank you in advance Plz retweet this tweet 😭 pic.twitter.com/7aaozKzd67
— T-BAN (@TBanSA) April 12, 2018
To all my followers please retweet this, I’ll love to be on MTV base I will sincerely appreciate this whole heartedly ❤️ your retweet can get me closer to being on BASE.
— Inno Matijane (@innomatijane) May 24, 2018
Lets retweet to show appreciation while he's still alive. Man is living legend all over Africa🙌✊ pic.twitter.com/CbX2I9OKFg
— Malambane -ZN (@UmalambaneZN) April 8, 2018
Y’all please help me make little man go viral! pic.twitter.com/5Qkcj72C5E
— JT🥀 (@junathaenw22) July 6, 2018
The day most tweets were shared
Internationally the biggest day of 2018 on Twitter was February 25th, the day of the Olympic closing ceremony.
GIFs have proved as popular as ever, with over half a billion posted this year — averaging out to 1.6m a day, or over 1000 a minute.
Top global hashtags
The top three hashtags shared globally were #nowplaying, #newprofilepic and #bbb18 (Big Brother Brazil TV show).
— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) December 5, 2018
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