Rio2016, Election2016, PokemonGo Top Global Twitter Trends - NBC Bay Area

Rio2016, Election2016, PokemonGo Top Global Twitter Trends

Oscars, Brexit and BlackLivesMatter also made the top 10 list

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    FILE - This Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, file photo, shows a Twitter app on an iPhone screen, in New York. The top Twitter trends of 2016 included #Rio2016, #Election2016 and #PokemonGo.

    The Rio Olympics, the American presidential election and Pokemon Go were the top global trends on Twitter in 2016.

    The social media site says Rio2016 was the most tweeted-about topic around the world, followed by Election2016 and PokemonGo. Euro2016, Oscars, Brexit, Trump and BlackLivesMatter also made the top 10.

    A Spanish gamer known as elrubius originated the year's most popular tweet: It reads "Limonada" (lemonade) and was re-tweeted more than 1.3 million times. One Direction's Harry Styles had the second most-repeated post — quoting a Taylor Swift song — with more than 700,000 retweets. A postelection tweet from Hillary Clinton encouraging little girls to recognize their power and seize opportunities was the third most popular of the year with 634,560 retweets.