Year on Twitter: 2018 in Australia from C word to 5SOS

The conversation-starting tweet was retweeted nearly 170,000 times.

A lot can happen in a year. Here’s what played out on Aussie Twitter in 2018 according to the social media platform.

The Golden Tweet

This year’s “Golden Tweet” in Australia came from @thomas_violence, with a comment on the tragic gun violence that rocked the US in 2018. The conversation-starting tweet was retweeted nearly 170,000 times.


Taking out top spot for the fifth year in a row, #auspol retained its position as the most-tweeted hashtag of the year. Countless Aussies used the hashtag to join the political conversation, share their thoughts on the political landscape, and campaign for the causes that matter most to them. Aussies took to Twitter to discuss social movements such as #Nauru, #climatechange and #ChangeTheRules.

On the less serious side of the spectrum, gaming was bigger than ever on Twitter. Ever heard of a little game called Fortnite? The gaming sensation of the year #Fortnite was the tenth most-tweeted hashtag in Australia.

We also saw sports feature twice in the list of the most popular hashtags of 2018 with #WorldCup and #AusOpen both making the top 10.

Just like last year, Australian Twitter can’t get enough of K-pop with beloved Korean boy band, @BTS_twt growing in influence this year. In fact #BTS, was the second most-popular hashtag in Australia, moving up seven spots from last year.

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