Twitter has once again released the “Golden Tweets” of the year, a designation that carries more weight than just the number of retweets – although that stat is how those tweets earn the title.
But the emphasis is on the impact the Golden Tweets had on millions of people around the world, because after all, a retweet implies that a tweet had an effect on you.
Below, check out the 2013 Golden Tweet of the Year, plus two runners up.
The most retweeted tweet of 2013 was Lea Michele’s first public acknowledgement of the death of her Glee co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith. According to Twitter, it was retweeted more than 408,000 times from 133 countries.