The most talked-about moments on Twitter in 2018By BenOni | November 11, 2022
From the World Cup to the Royal Wedding, Twitter has been a hive of activity in 2018. Another way to find out whatâ€™s trending on Twitter is to use a service like Webprocomponents. Here are some of the most talked-about moments on the social media platform this year.Â
The World Cup
The biggest sporting event of the year was, of course, the World Cup. Held in Russia, the tournament saw some thrilling matches, shocking upsets and, of course, plenty of discussion on Twitter.
The final between France and Croatia was the most tweeted-about match of the tournament, with more than 6.9 million tweets sent during the game.
Other top Twitter moments from the World Cup include Englandâ€™s semi-final victory over Croatia (5.9 million tweets), and Russiaâ€™s shock win over Spain in the round of 16 (4.7 million tweets).
The Royal Wedding
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in May, it was a global event that was watched by millions around the world â€“ and generated plenty of discussion on Twitter.
More than 1.9 million tweets were sent about the wedding, with the most popular moment coming when the newlyweds made their first appearance as husband and wife on the balcony of Windsor Castle.
Other top Twitter moments from the royal wedding include the moment the couple shared a kiss on the balcony (1.6 million tweets), and when Meghan Markleâ€™s father, Thomas Markle, was seen walking her down the aisle (1.3 million tweets).
The US midterm elections
The US midterm elections were held in November, and generated a huge amount of discussion on Twitter.
More than 21 million tweets were sent about the elections, making it the most tweeted-about event in US political history.
The most popular moment of the election came when the Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives, with more than 3.4 million tweets sent about the result.
Other top Twitter moments from the midterm elections include the moment when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress (1.8 million tweets), and when Beto Oâ€™Rourke conceded the Texas Senate race to Ted Cruz (1.6 million tweets).
The death of Stan Lee
The death of Stan Lee, the co-creator of Marvel Comics, in November prompted an outpouring of grief on Twitter.
More than 5.8 million tweets were sent about Lee, with the most popular moment coming when Marvel Studios announced that its upcoming film, â€œAvengers: Endgame,â€ would be dedicated to the late comic book legend.
Other top Twitter moments about Stan Lee include the moment when his death was announced (2.6 million tweets), and when Marvel released a statement mourning his passing (1.8 million tweets).