Philipp Lahm of Germany lifts the World Cup trophy after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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2014 #yearinreview

As 2014 comes to a close, social networks and tech giants are taking a look back at the biggest moments of the year.

On Tuesday, Google released their “year in search” and topping the list was “World Cup,” which had already taken the top prize on Yahoo, Twitter, and Facebook too. 

The overall “Golden Tweet” honor goes to @TheEllenShow photo from the Oscars telecast back in March. This tweet hit over three million re-tweets marking it the most re-tweeted tweet of the year. 

“People send more than 500 million Tweets per day,” Twitter analytics states. From #BringBackOurGirls to #Ebola to #TanSuit people took to Twitter to express their thoughts because “if it happened in the world, it happened on Twitter.” This year 4.5 million Tweets globally used the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. First Lady Michelle Obama sent out a tweet in early May that was her most RT’d tweet, with over 56,000 retweets. 

 

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2014 #yearinreview