Twitter’s top tweets in 2017 have a tragic tone

The social network’s top retweets respond to major events involving death, disasters and politics.

That’s the takeaway from Twitter’s list of most retweeted tweets for the year, which the company released Tuesday.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom — you can look to Nugget Boy Carter Wilkinson begging Wendy’s for free chicken nuggets for a year, which was the most retweeted at 3.6 million, as an example of a sillier moment. But all told, more than half of the top 10 most retweeted had a noticeably somber tone.

Källa: Twitter’s top tweets in 2017 have a tragic tone

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