February 29, 2016

What’s Trending: A Roundup of February’s Most Tweet-Worthy Moments

By: Samantha Hewitt

February has served up some incredibly tweet-worthy occasions. From the 2016 Presidential primary debates (remember #ImNotKiddingMaddi?) to Super Bowl 50 (cue Mountain Dew’s #PuppyMonkeyBaby ad) and more, the entire country has been chirping tweets. It wasn’t easy, but we’ve rounded up three of our favorite trending topics on Twitter this month for you to enjoy. Let’s get started!

Super Bowl 50: This sporting and advertising showdown is undeniably one of the largest and most celebrated events in America, and as expected, Super Bowl 50 delivered. While viewers had endless Twitter material throughout the game (in case you missed it, check out #EliManning#BettyWhite and #Budweiser, to name a few), Beyoncé was definitely the focus of the night. How did she do it? Well, she released her latest song “Formation” to the public one day before performing it live alongside Coldplay and Bruno Mars during the halftime show, which was followed by an official announcement of the Formation World Tour – now that is a social media recipe for success.

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Kanye West: Between justifying his profane Taylor Swift lyrics in his new song, “Spring Cleaning” to claiming that he’s $53 million in debt, Kanye has been all over the trending section of Twitter these days. Let’s review:

How Taylor Swift reacted to Kanye’s latest song…according to Kanye.

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Kanye professing his personal debt and asking for a prayer…and a $1 billion loan from Mark Zuckerberg. (If you want to see the public’s reaction to this, check out #OutBoastKanye.)
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Don’t worry, though – Kanye’s confidence is unwavering. He will prevail!

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The 58th Grammy Awards: From Zenadaya’s David Bowie-inspired mullet to audio glitches during Adele’s highly anticipated performance, Twitter kept those #GRAMMYs updates rolling all night long. One of the most tweetable moments of the night had to be Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Album of the Year in which she seemingly “strikes back” at Kanye West’s previous claims and empowers the world with her words.

There was no shortage of support! According to Adweek, Swift brought in 67,701 new Twitter followers throughout the event.

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Which trending topics have been your favorite Twitter stories this month? Happy tweeting!

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