News December 6, 2018

Twitter reveals the top Aussie entertainers and musicians of 2018

Twitter reveals the top Aussie entertainers and musicians of 2018

Twitter Australia has four million accounts, according to the 2018 Sensis Social Media Report.

In Australia, 1 in 3 users tweet daily (or almost daily) and just over half tweet more than once a week.

When it came to tweeting about Australians, the most followed was Hugh Jackman.

Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford of Five Seconds of Summer tied at #2.

Troye Sivan was at #4, after which was Iggy Azalea (#5),  Cody Simpson (#6), Callum Hood and Ashton Irwin of 5SOS (#7 and #8 respectively), Miranda Kerr (#9) and Chris Hemsworth (#10).

When it came to musicians who got tweet pulses racing, only two Australians could do that.

That was Troye Sivan at #7 and 5SOS’s Irwin at #8.

Ariane Grande was on top of this list, followed by Harry Styles (#2), Shawn Mendes (#3),Kanye West (#4), Louis Tomlinson (#5), Taylor Swift (#6) Camilla Cabello (#9) and Nicki Minaj (#10).

In 2018, the most tweeted entertainment hashtag was South Korean pop band #BTS, and then #MAFS, #LouisTomlinson, #HarryStyles, #directioners, #SelenaGomez, #RoyalWedding, #MasterChef AU, #MKR and #Eurovision.

The Golden Tweet, retweeted nearly 170,000 times, was by @thomas_violence:

“I love little cultural differences, like how Americans are super-offended by the word cunt but here in Australia, we’re super-offended by school children being slaughtered with automatic weapons.”

Most tweeted hashtag of the year was #auspol (for the fifth year in a row as more Australians joined the political conversation, made their views known and chased their causes as #libspill,  #ClimateChange, #Nauru and #Metoo.

#Q&A showed the ABC-TV show was regularly striking a provocative chord, while the sports tweeters zeroed in on #WorldCup and #AusOpen.

The Fornite game scraped into the top ten Most Tweeted Hashtags.

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