As we near the end of another year, it’s time to look back—in various ways—on the past 12 months. With all the drama society brought upon itself in 2014, you’d think that this year couldn’t possibly be as ridiculous; but, the hoopla over this dress just might have proved the contrary.
Through social media, and the data that this medium aggregates, ‘year in review’ articles take on an interactive element not possible in decades past. To wit, my personal most oft-used social network—Twitter—has just released its top trends of 2015.
There are few surprises in the top Twitter trends 2015: #BlackLivesMatter, ISIS, and the terrorist attacks in Paris topped international news this year, while the new iPad Pro & Periscope were the most discussed tech inventions. One Direction was not only the top musical act discussed on Twitter this year, but posted three of the most retweeted posts of 2015 as well.
In addition to top trends, Twitter’s new Moments feature gets prime billing as shareable & embeddable multimedia features. Below is an example of this Moments-driven year-in-review, with some highlights from the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag.
Year on Twitter: Black lives matter
The complete top Twitter trends 2015 lives, appropriately, at 2015.twitter.com.