2012 was a year of Tweets and how! Whether it was the President of the United States or the most popular singer of the moment, every body made their presence felt through Twitter. Sometimes to experience sheer happiness, sometimes to just vent out anger or grief. At times even a bit of controversy came up. Remember? But whatever it was, there is no denying that Twitter actually became the spokesperson for celebrities and the common man alike.

It became a voice that was heard over and over again. As we welcome the new year let us revisit the most popular tweets of the year gone by. Here you go!

President Obama comments on his reelection

Before he took the stage to affirm his election victory, President Obama marked his win via Twitter. Within hours, this Tweet simultaneously became the most retweeted of 2012 — and the most retweeted ever, sent by people in more than 200 countries around the world.

Justin Bieber says goodbye to a fan

Suffering from a rare form of brain cancer, six-year-old Avalanna Routh was big Justin Bieber fan, and the pop star had grown close to her during her illness. When she passed away in September. Bieber paid tribute to her in a Tweet, and many, many Twitter Beliebers responded.

Packer TJ Lang voices his frustration

In September the Seattle Seahawks went head-to-head with the Green Bay Packers. The now-infamous final play was called by a “replacement ref” due to a labor standoff with the referees’ union. That call generated 1+ million Tweets as players and fans flocked to Twitter to grouse about the decision. TJ’s Tweet became the most retweeted of the night — and of the NFL season overall.

Team GB congratulates its athletes

For the first time since 1948, the Summer Olympics returned to London. British athletes performed extremely well, with a “home team” advantage resulting in more medals than expected. Fans followed their every move, joining in at the close of the Games to show their support for #OurGreatestTeam.

Anime fans salute a wedding

When actor Kouichi Yamadera announced in a Tweet that he registered for marriage with actress Rie Tanaka, it became the most retweeted message from Japan this year. Why? Both are prominent Japanese voice actors, famous for many of their anime roles.

And in the midst of all this if you are wondering how your Tweets have performed in 2012, you can find that out too! All you need to do is get on to Vizify. Twitter has partnered with this tool to help you relive your best Twitter moments of 2012. So what has been your Twitter story last year?