Twitter account @KRLS, belonging to Carles Puigdemont, has been the most mentioned by Spanish users of the social network in 2017, according to the annual statistics released by the ‘microblogging’ platform.
At the global level, the user Carter Wilkenson has managed to overcome the “historical record” of ‘retweets’, which until then had a ‘selfie’ of the 2014 Oscars gala -published by the presenter Ellen DeGeneres- with a screenshot in which he shows how he defies the Wendy’s restaurant chain to which you are able to obtain 18 million retweets to get free nuggets. To date it has achieved 3.6 million.
– GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) May 9, 2017
A ‘tweet’ from the former president of the United States Barack Obama against racism has been positioned as the one that has received the most ‘likes’ worldwide, with more than 4.5 million. This publication, which has accumulated 1.7 million retweets, has followed Wilkenson’s as the second most shared in 2017.
The second ‘tweet’ with the most ‘likes’ of the year was published by the American singer Ariana Grande behind the Manchester bombing (United Kingdom) during one of their concerts, last May; received 2.6 million ‘likes’.
Catalonia takes the activity in Spain
Spanish Twitter users have been particularly active on issues related to the attacks in Catalonia last August and at Catalan independence process. Proof of this is that a message from the National Police profile asking not to share images of those injured by the Barcelona outrage was the most shared, with 101,000 ‘retweets’, followed by two messages from the journalist Jordi Évole and the humorist Dani Mateo on the illegal referendum of October 1 -85,000 and 73,000 retweets, respectively.
Puigdemont is followed by the secretary general of the PSOE, Pedro Sanchez, and the President of the Government and the PP, Mariano Rajoy, like the three most mentioned Spanish politicians in 2017. At a global level, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, has been the most mentioned world leader on the entire planet, followed by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.
For his part, the FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué It has been the athlete most alluded to by users.
From the field of ‘tweets’, the left-wing activist Protestone (@ protestona1) has been the most mentioned in Spain this year. The second place is occupied by the cartoonist and designer Manuel Bartual (@ManuelBartual), author of a suspense story through Twitter that generated great expectation last summer, while the third place has been occupied by the also left-wing activist Gerardo Tecé (@gerardotc).