Twitter releases its most trending topics, people and tweets for 2017

Former U.S. President Barack Obama | Martin Bureau  AFP via Getty Images

The two other Obama tweets that made the top 10 were farewell messages from January. It was the second most liked tweet of the year.

The former Sunderland striker 's Tweet "sleep tight little one" tribute to the six-year-old from Blackhall when he died of cancer was the third most retweeted post of the year in the UK.

The social media platform's most shared tweet of the year was from a 17-year-old Nevada resident who asked United States fast food chain Wendy's how many retweets he would need to get a year's worth of free chicken nuggets. They made the biggest splash on Twitter this year. My last ask is the same as my first.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as the "most tweeted about world leader" after U.S. President Donald Trump in 2017, microblogging site Twitter said on Tuesday. "I'm asking you to believe - not in my ability to create change, but in yours", which he tweeted on January 10. The star's admission that she was "broken" by events was retweeted more than a million times. In the latter, Obama wrote on the day of Trump's inauguration that "it's been the honor of my life to serve you".

"In what's been a tough 12 months for many, this year's Top 10 United Kingdom retweets really show the difference people can make on Twitter, no matter whether you have just a handful of followers or many millions".

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Ariana Grande's tweet after the Manchester Arena bombing in May was the fourth most retweeted globally. Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James was seventh, with a tweet that criticized President Donald Trump over his decision to rescind Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House to celebrate the Golden State Warrior's National Basketball Association championship.

The current occupant of the White House was, however, the most tweeted-about world leader though.

In what is the only video on the top 9 list, Sam Martin of the Detroit Lions sits with his dog as he promises to donate 6 lbs of dog food for every retweet to Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Still, Obama's following is more than double Trump's. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!

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