The countdown to both the end of the world and the end of 2012 have begun, which means we should be expecting a lot of “year in review” type material highlighting some of the best, and worst, to happen this year. Twitter’s engineers painstakingly went through all of our tweets to compile some of the most interesting this year.
The 2012.Twitter.com page has five categories to choose from: Golden Tweets, Pulse of the Planet, Only on Twitter, Trends, New voices and a personalized section called Your year on Twitter. Each section reflects on the most talked about events on Twitter including Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Presidential Election and the 2012 Olympics. In its “Golden Tweets” section, Twitter highlights tweets that generated the most retweets with the top spot going to President Obama’s message of “Four More Years” with an image of him and his wife embracing each other, which was sent out when Obama won the 2012 Presidential Election.
The personalized “Your year on Twitter” section is actually a promotion for users to sign up to a service called Vizify, which tracks your Twitter profile to show what you tweeted about the most throughout the year. Knowing me, my Twitter year was probably spent talking about video games and Chipotle, two things that keep me running every single day.