Kamala Harris congratulates Joe Biden on his presidential victory.
It was a year like no other in 2020. The world saw it all from heartbreaking defeats to tales of bravery. Unsurprisingly, after the death of George Floyd, the third most-tweeted individual worldwide, #COVID-19 was the top hashtag used by most people this year, followed by #BlackLivesMatter, which united the world, seeking the need for equality and social justice.
Here’s a brief tour of how the world conversed through tweets in 2020:
1. Chadwick Boseman Final Tweet
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
The final tweet confirming his death on Chadwick Boseman’s Twitter account is the most-retweeted post of the year and the most liked of all time. The August 28 post by Boseman’s family has over 7.5 million views and 3.1 million retweets sharing the news of his death since his silent fight with colon cancer.
2. “We Did It, Joe”
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 7, 2020
Tweet from US Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris, congratulating Joe Biden on his presidential victory. Mrs. Harris is also this year’s most-tweeted-about woman in the world.
3. Barack Obama’s Remembrance Of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant
Kobe was a court legend and only getting off on what a second act would have been just as meaningful. Losing Gianna as a mom is even more heartbreaking for us. Michelle and I are sending love and condolences on an unthinkable day to Vanessa and the whole Bryant family.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 26, 2020
With 3.9 million likes, former US President Barack Obama’s tweet about the death of NBA star Kobe Bryant is the second most popular tweet of the year. In a helicopter crash in suburban Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others were killed.
4. Virat Kohli’s “Arriving Jan 21” Tweet
And then, we were three! Arriving Jan 2021 ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/0BDSogBM1n
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 27, 2020
The pregnancy declaration by Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and actor Anushka Sharma was India’s most liked tweet, with more than 6,45,000 likes on the website.
5.BTS member Jungkook’s ‘Never Not’ Cover
Never Not 💜 pic.twitter.com/Ag9oUTJvrN
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) May 2, 2020
The second-most retweeted tweet worldwide this year is Jungkook, a member of the trailblazing South Korean boyband BTS, covering the single ‘Never Not’ by US musician Lauv in May.
6. PM Modi’s “Light Lamps” Tweet
शुभं करोति कल्याणमारोग्यं धनसंपदा ।
शत्रुबुद्धिविनाशाय दीपज्योतिर्नमोऽस्तुते ॥ pic.twitter.com/4DeiMsCN11
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 5, 2020
The Most Retweeted Tweet in Politics in India on Twitter was the tweet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi about lighting lamps of hope and good health during the Covid-19 pandemic.
7. Andy Milonakis’s Tweet On SpaceX Launch
Congratulations to the Astronauts that left Earth today. Good choice
— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) May 30, 2020
The May 31 tweet on the launch of SpaceX by American actor-comedian Andy Milonakis came in the aftermath of NASA astronauts leaving behind a world still devastated by the pandemic and demonstrators taking to the streets over the killing of George Floyd.
8. Amitabh Bacchan’s Tweet On Testing COVID-19 Positive
T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited ..
All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 11, 2020
The statement by Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus was India’s most quoted tweet of the year.
9. MS Dhoni thanking PM Modi
An Artist,Soldier and Sportsperson what they crave for is appreciation, that their hard work and sacrifice is getting noticed and appreciated by everyone.thanks PM @narendramodi for your appreciation and good wishes. pic.twitter.com/T0naCT7mO7
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) August 20, 2020
The tweet expressing gratitude for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s letter from former cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the most retweeted in India, in the Sports category. This year, Mr. Dhoni declared his retirement from cricket.
10. “Quarantine Day 6”
Quarantine day 6. pic.twitter.com/er652Oy3Ki
— jamie (@gnuman1979) March 16, 2020
This video with a basic caption – “Quarantine Day 6” – reveals the imaginative effort of one person to pass time, with a sock puppet and vehicles, during the coronavirus-induced shutdown and quarantine.