Follow us on Twitter.
Follow us on Twitter.

A peek back at 2015 through the Twittersphere

THIS year's biggest news events, tragedies and jokes have been highlighted in Twitter's yearly review.   

In a year of ongoing political movements and machinations, as well as huge sporting moments at home and abroad, from #auspols' big moment #LibSpill, hosting #CWC15, to Australia's first appearance at #Eurovision, Twitter was the place to follow the trends that interested Aussies the most.   

The key moments reflected in the highest trending hashtags locally in 2015 included a combination of politics, sport, news and television.   

#AusPol

Wide-ranging discussion of anything related to the world of Australian politics.

http://twitter.com/edward2959/status/572694960283242496

http://twitter.com/marcfennell/status/564602910751735808

http://twitter.com/Tony_Burke/status/602710471544676353

#QandA

Australia's most popular and most discussed panel TV show which, let's be honest, pretty much runs on Twitter!

http://twitter.com/JaneCaro/status/626558252487061504

http://twitter.com/JulianBurnside/status/592655601852948480

http://twitter.com/KieraGorden/status/614766410305110016

#LibSpill

Now this was a big one. #libspill of course was the hashtag for conversation around Malcolm Turnbull's successful attempt to overthrow incumbent PM Tony Abbott. The hashtag covered speculation about a leadership challenge, the challenge itself and aftermath. Just on that one day we saw 670k Tweets on the topic.

http://twitter.com/marcfennell/status/564602910751735808

http://twitter.com/macleanbrendan/status/562557888074629120

http://twitter.com/charliepick/status/563844357984231424

#RefugeesWelcome

The plight of refugees and the global people movement was a much discussed topic on Twitter in Australia.

http://twitter.com/Kon__K/status/640799979229986816

http://twitter.com/GMegalogenis/status/639680056877453312

http://twitter.com/amnestyOz/status/639752367659950080

#5SOS

Australia's biggest music sensation! These guys are loved all around the world and Twitter probably could've done a list just about them!

https://twitter.com/Ashton5SOS/status/570390269851348993

https://twitter.com/sunriseon7/status/626983871150624768

https://twitter.com/channelten/status/669829471977914368

 

#MKR

MKR was hugely popular again this year, so no surprise that it was the reality show we Tweeted about the most.

http://twitter.com/mykitchenrules/status/595196414306553857

http://twitter.com/MariamDiamond/status/595196881078198272

http://twitter.com/SweatyJester/status/592642031366713344

#NRL

Footy. Duh

http://twitter.com/NRL/status/620124175563227136

http://twitter.com/russellcrowe/status/569702878287253505

http://twitter.com/NRL/status/637784814918078464

#AFL

Footy. Duh V2


http://twitter.com/GarethBale11/status/622025563532849152

http://twitter.com/aflfootychick/status/639695846561288194

http://twitter.com/MrKRudd/status/626305385008377856

#CWC15

As the world's 14 best cricket teams did battle over six weeks, all of the tournament's special moments played out on Twitter in real time. There were more than 1.4 billion live views (impressions) of Tweets across every match throughout the tournament.

http://twitter.com/sachin_rt/status/569419536648114177

http://twitter.com/BCCI/status/566866771546611712

http://twitter.com/BrianLara/status/578871565749608448

#Eurovision

Eurovision has always had a large Twitter cult following in Australia. With Australia competing for the first time in 2015, Eurovision was even bigger than ever this year.

http://twitter.com/callummccrae1/status/602188741424320512

http://twitter.com/Eurovision/status/602204977470115841

http://twitter.com/nickjbarlow/status/602244549893857280

The Australian Golden Tweet

The Golden Tweet of 2015, the most Retweeted Tweet from an Australian, was from @Michael5SOS, Michael Clifford from 5 Seconds Of Summer.

 

He tweeted a shocking photo of his bandaged face after accidentally walking into a pyrotechnics display and burning himself during 5 Seconds of Summer's June 13 London concert, registering 162,497 ReTweets.



Trial told of 'bizarre sexual manipulation' tweet

premium_icon Trial told of 'bizarre sexual manipulation' tweet

Spiritual healer is suing former client for defamation

Charges dropped against man accused of filming in toilets

premium_icon Charges dropped against man accused of filming in toilets

Only one charge remained and the 45-year-old pleaded guilty to it

Beloved pub to reopen under new management

Beloved pub to reopen under new management

Ballina pub set to reopen its doors

Local Partners