If you’re looking for a world-wide celebration of 2014 moving into 2015, come to a Twitter party! Join revelers around the globe as they celebrate the New Year using tweets and hashtags on Twitter. See the best tweets on Twitter in 2014.
This interactive infographic shows you how New Year’s Eve was celebrated on Twitter around the world last year. See how New Year’s wishes were tweeted in dozens of different languages in all 24 time zones around the world:
Relive the moments of 2014 with Twitter’s Year in Review. At the top of the page you can click on Moments to see:
- All Moments
- News & Politics
Click on the link to see which hashtags were trending each month on Twitter and see how many you recognize and remember. If you click on All Moments you can scroll month by month to see the trending topics throughout the year.
Hashtags appear over circle pictures of the events, with the size of the circle representing how often the hashtag was used. Think back to #Sochi2014, #WorldCup, #UmbrellaRevolution, #FirstTweet and more.
You can click on a circle to see sample tweets using that hashtag. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see more tweets using the hashtag. Featured tweets often include images:
You can share Moments or topics via Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and email by using the sharing icon at the top of the page.
Do you remember Ellen’s famous selfie from the #Oscars? That was the most retweeted tweet of 2014, so far it has been retweeted 3,366,118 times!
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
See Twitter’s blog, The 2014 #YearOnTwitter for more noteworthy tweets.
Twitter also can show you perspectives from celebrities who are heavily into Twitter. Click on Perspectives to see the top 5 highlighted tweets, also known as Top 5 Moments, from Twitter VIP’s such as:
- Lady Gaga
- Aaron Paul
- Robert Downey, Jr.
- Jared Leto
- The Duke of York
- JK Rowling
Share each celebrity’s Top 5 Moments on social media and email by clicking on the sharing icon next to their names.
You can also see the top 5 people to follow on Twitter recommended by each of the celebrities. Click on #5toFollow next to the celebrity’s name to see their top tweeps. You can click on the Follow button next to the 5 top tweeps to follow each of them.
At the bottom of the screen you can see a button to Get Recommendations on Twitter to see who else the celebrity is following. For example, @AaronPaul, star of Breaking Bad, is following the Twitter account of the AMC show @BetterCallSaul, a spin-off of Breaking Bad due to debut in February.
Will you be tweeting as 2014 turns into 2015? Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to become more active on Twitter? Did Twitter’s Year in Review bring back any memories of 2014 for you? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments section below!
Carolyn is currently away from the Internet trying to celebrate the New Year in all 24 different time zones. Will that bring her 24 years into the future? Stay tuned to The Wonder of Tech as articles will continue to be published in her absence. She will return on January 5 to respond to comments.
*Fireworks image courtesy of Peggy2012CREATIVELENZ via Flickr and Creative Commons