Most Popular Twitter Hashtags of 2012


Hashtags help organizing Twitter conversations around topics thus serving as a simple way for people to search for tweets that have a common ground. When a hashtag goes really popular, with many tweeples [Twitter users] using it to share their thoughts, it goes “trending”.

What makes the concept popular is the fact that practically anybody can create a hashtag and let it go “trending”, if many other users are attracted enough to use it. Simply put, hash tags allow one to create communities of people interested in the same topic by making their easy discovery possible.

With twitter seeing around 500million tweets being made every day, the number of #hashatgs being introduced on a daily basis is huge, and consequently it is both easy & hard for a tag to go trending.

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In our wrap-up series of 2012, this time we put forth 10 most popular hashtags that went trending this year.


1. #nowplaying

This hashtag is meant for sharing the music that one is currently hooked on to. Though, simply conversational in nature, and not really associated with a news or cause, the tag got trending big-time. No real duration for this one, for it trended all throughout the year.

2. #Obama2012

The hashtag introduced as a part of President Barack Obama’s election campaign trended really well. It saw contribution from not just American citizens but also Obama’s fans from other parts of the world. The victory pic “four more years” went hugely popular too and turned out to be the most liked picture on Facebook.

3. # bb14

Big Brother 14 was the 14th season of the American reality television series Big Brother that premiered on July 12, 2012 and ended with its finale on September 19, 2012. Produced by Endemol USA and Fly on the Wall Entertainment, this show is a real hit. Apart from the usual spice that happens on such reality shows, this season got lot of limelight for the famous “headbutt” that happened between Willie & Joe.


4. #hiphop

Though it stands for a popular subculture of America, the word is better known as the ultra-cool dance form. It has crazy followers across Americas and India as well. Using the tag people shared information about their favorite hip-hop stars, their videos and more.

5. # think like a man

Think Like a Man is a 2012 ensemble American romantic comedy film based on Steve Harvey’s 2009 book Act like a Lady, Think like a Man. The movie grossed over $33.7 million during its opening weekend, and dethroned many other popular movies.

6. #coffee

This is another hashtag that topped the trending-charts despite being very general in tone. There were other tags too that pertained to food-items or brands in particular, but coffee still remains to be one awesome addiction, both in the real and the virtual world.


7. #iphone

With Apple’s highly awaited iPhone5 foraying into the markets this year, mentions were meant to be. More so, because it was the first product launch from Tim Cook and there were many out there to pass on their verdict on his performance. He surely can’t be the legend that Steve Jobs was, but it wasn’t a bad show either.

8. #syria

The Syrian uprising or Syrian Civil War is an ongoing war between parties loyal to the government and the ones looking to throw them off the seat. According to various sources, between 44,000 and 56,995 people have been killed, in this violence of which about half were civilians.

In addition, tens of thousands of protesters have been imprisoned, and there have been reports of widespread torture and psychological terror in state prisons. Anti-government armed rebels have been accused of human rights abuses as well.


9. #oomf

When expanded, this hashtag stands for “one of my followers”. People used it to talk of one of their followers without having to take any names. This tag saw very many funny posts for some used to vent out their anger on that one follower while the others expressed their hidden wishes.


10. #blessed

This tag, supposedly in place to enumerate the good things in one’s life saw confessions across the world.

1 Comment
  1. Tushar says

    Hash is going to rule the twitter market for the nest decade it seems, Thanks for the innovative article and like to more see posts like Most used Facebook statuses.

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