As it always happens come December, the raft of year end lists begins to arrive. Today we hear from Twitter Canada on the top tweets of 2017.
2017 Year on Twitter
Top 5 most-mentioned Canadian actors accounts on Twitter in 2017
Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen)
Ryan Reynolds (@VanCityReynolds)
Shay Mitchell (@shaymitch)
Stephen Armell (@StephenAmell)
Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev)
Top 5 most-mentioned Canadian musician accounts (solo artists) on Twitter in 2017
Justin Bieber (@JustinBieber)
Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes)
Sebastian Olzanski (@sebtsb)
The Weeknd (@TheWeeknd)
Top 5 most-mentioned Canadian television hashtags (scripted programs) on Twitter in 2017
#OrphanBlack – Orphan Black
#SchittsCreek – Schitt’s Creek
#Letterkenny – Letterkenny
#AliasGrace – Alias Grace
#KimsConvenience – Kim’s Convenience
In August 2017, Justin Bieber (@JustinBieber) became the first Canadian account to reach 100,000,000 Twitter followers.
Other Canadian entertainment personalities whose Twitter accounts hit major follower milestones in 2017:
Shawn Mendes, musician (@ShawnMendes) – 10,000,000 (May 2017)
Seth Rogen, actor (@Sethrogen) – 5,000,000 (February 2017)
The Weeknd, musician (@TheWeeknd) – 5,000,000 (May 2017)
The Arcade Fire, music (@arcadefire) – 1,000,000 (June 2017)
Eric Alper, music journalist (@thatEricAlper) – 1,000,000 (August 2017)
PartyNextDoor, musician (@partynextdoor) – 1,000,000 (August 2017)
The passing of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie (@GordDownie) was one of Canada’s top trending story of 2017. More than 300,000 Tweets about Downie were sent within 48 hours of his death in mid-October 2017.
You can read the whole story here.