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Twitter releases its most trending topics, people and tweets for 2017

Twitter releases its most trending topics, people and tweets for 2017

Here's the most liked tweet of 2017, from former President Obama.

The current U.S. president made neither the most-retweeted nor the most-shared lists this year.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama scored the most popular post of 2017, earning nearly five million "likes" after responding to the violence at a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August (17).

The most-liked tweet of the year was from Mr Obama.

(Sad!) And much to his chagrin, his predecessor Barack Obama managed to make that not once, not twice, but three times.

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Half of the top 10 tweets reveal a year marked by tragedy and sorrow, from a Houston submerged in water, to a concert in Manchester, England, where a suicide bomber killed 22 people, including children. Wendy's responded by saying they would give the man free chicken nuggets if his tweet was retweeted 18 million times.

In May, Carter Wilkerson officially became the author of the tweet with the most retweets in Twitter history - more than 3,433,000 - taking the crown from the previous record-holder, Ellen DeGeneres, who got more than 3,430,000 retweets on a star-studded selfie at the Oscars. It is a quote from Nelson Mandela.

Curry, and others on the team, said that he didn't want to visit Trump in the White House.

The social media platform's most shared tweet of the year was from a 17-year-old Nevada resident who asked U.S. fast food chain Wendy's how many retweets he would need to get a year's worth of free chicken nuggets. PBS' special live coverage of Trump's inauguration day was the most viewed live stream broadcast of the year.