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2012 Year on Twitter: Obama wins, Sandy strikes, and a panda procreates

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Ahh, the year of 2012. When we think back, what will you be remembered for? The London Olympics? The U.S. presidential election?┬áThe NFL replacement refs debacle? These and more were featured on Twitter’s year-end review chronicling the biggest moments of 2012. The flashy report details everything from the posts with the highest re-tweets to the top trends to the famous users who finally┬ácaved and joined the site. It’s entertaining, but extensive, so we’ve picked out our favorite tidbits and compiled them below. Here are the top 10 things we learned on Twitter in 2012:

1. If the election came down to mentions, Mitt Romney would have won: “#romney” and “mitt romney” occupied the fourth and fifth spots on the Politics Trends list, whereas “#obama 2012″ took 10th place. However, the most re-tweeted post (by far) of 2012 was President Barack Obama’s simple yet sweet acknowledge of his election victory:

That post was re-tweeted over 810,000 times by people in more than 200 countries. Talk about Klout. READ FULL STORY

Newark Mayor/American hero Cory Booker sends what may be history's greatest tweet

If you’re a citizen of the Internet, you’re familiar with Cory Booker — Newark’s take-charge mayor, famous for personally shoveling one constituent’s driveway in 2010 and pulling another out of a burning building this spring. Since Hurricane Sandy hit, the social media-savvy politician has been busier than ever, inviting victims to watch DVDs at his house, delivering blankets to Newark residents who lost power after the storm, and otherwise working tirelessly to aid relief efforts.

It seems like Booker is everywhere, fixing problem after problem with the sheer force of his awesomeness… which may be why Irish account executive Lee Daly thought it’d be a good idea to ask the mayor if he could fix a pothole in Daly’s hometown. His facetious request inspired what might be the best tweet ever tweeted:

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