Aussies on Twitter this year cared most about politics, marriage equality and of course, BTS
Turns out 2017 ended up being a good year for fans of K-Pop and marriage equality.
Twitter has released its Australian year in review, revealing what the country’s users have been talking about.
Unsurprisingly, the country’s vote to allow LGBTQ couples to marry was among the most discussed topics on the platform. The hashtag #marriageequality, ranked second behind #auspol (short for Australian politics) in Twitter’s top list.
The country’s most retweeted post was one by Australian Marriage Equality on Nov. 15, which came shortly following the announcement that a majority of the country had voted yes.
Political issues dominated in Twitter’s most tweeted about hashtags, with #manus — referring to the continuing situation involving refugees on Manus Island — ranking third.
In fourth was #qanda, the popular political TV talk show, and in fifth was #stopadani, an unpopular coal mine set to open in Queensland.
Also in the top 10 was Korean pop band BTS, whose name was the ninth most tweeted hashtag in the country. However, it doesn’t quite compare to their presence in Asia, where they had the most retweeted post in the region.
Of the actual Australians on Twitter, actor Hugh Jackman is the most followed user on the platform.
Not far behind though is each of the four members of pop band 5 Seconds of Summer, who are all in the top ten most followed Australians on Twitter.
So yeah, if you want to be big on the internet, just be in a boy band.
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