2016 marked a year when people around the world came together on Twitter to celebrate and mourn lives that influenced, lives we lost. Throughout New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco you will begin to see images of these heroes with gratitude for the impact they had, and how we all came together in their memory.
2016. What a year! From news and entertainment to sports and politics, around the world or around the block; it all happened on Twitter. Tweets brought people together in laughter, shock, celebration, fear, mourning, and jubilation. Today, we’re reflecting back on the moments and memories that defined 2016.
We’ve launched #ThisHappened so people can share the biggest moments and memories of 2016.
Twitter is the fastest way to see what’s happening and what everyone is talking about. What makes Twitter great is that it’s open to everyone and every opinion. We’ve seen a growing trend of people taking advantage of that openness and using Twitter to be abusive to others.
The 2016 @MLB World Series played out in historic fashion with the @Cubs defeating the @Indians in seven games. And all of the top #Postseason moments, including the thrilling extra-inning final game, unfolded on Twitter.
Spirit Day is an annual anti-bullying campaign developed by GLAAD that inspires millions of people to “go purple” in support of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) youth. Each year, people around the world use the #SpiritDay hashtag on Twitter to show support and to take a stand against the bullying that disproportionately affects LGBTQ youth.