#COVID19, #BlackLivesMatter top Twitter themes in 2020

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES -- The coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement topped the list of conversation topics on Twitter in a tumultuous year, the messaging platform said Monday.

In a summary of trends, Twitter said the hashtag #COVID19 and other variations were tweeted nearly 400 million times, while #StayHome was the third biggest hashtag of the year.

See Full Article



Advertisements

Latest Tech & Science News

  • Atlantic fishing crews retrieve 63 tonnes of 'ghost gear' as part of new program

    Tech & Science CTV News
    TORONTO -- Some fishing crews in the Atlantic Ocean were hauling up a different kind of catch in 2020: more than 63 tonnes of discarded fishing gear, a major source of marine pollution. The effort is part of a new government project aiming to solve the issue of so-called “ghost gear,” the term given to traps, nets, buoys and other fishing gear that get lost or discarded in the process of fishing, and remain drifting in the ocean. Source
  • 12 cool things to know about snowy owls

    Tech & Science CBC News
    The snowy owl that was released by the Atlantic Vet College in early January after recovering from starvation. Source
  • What do you do with an old cellphone? Company hopes to reduce Canada’s e-waste

    Tech & Science CTV News
    TORONTO -- As more Canadians replace their old electronics with new technology, one Ontario-based company hopes its initiative will combat the country’s electronic waste problem, one smartphone at a time. Tony Perrotta, president and CEO of Greentec, says he sees his company as being a small part of the solution. Source
  • N.S. video game industry on the hunt for workers as pandemic drives up sales

    Tech & Science CBC News
    As industries across the province shed jobs in response to COVID-19, the video game industry in Nova Scotia is recruiting. The industry is looking to hire dozens of new employees as people staying at home due to the pandemic drive up video game sales. Source
  • It's no yolk — egghead experiment simulates concussion

    Tech & Science CBC News
    Scientists used raw eggs to simulate the damaging effects on the brain from strikes to the head, with surprising results. If someone calls you an egghead, they are not too far off. Think about it: an egg has a hard outer shell; a liquid interior, which is the white of the egg; and liquid yolk surrounded by a membrane suspended in the centre. Source
  • Twitter suspends Iran top leader's account over Trump threat

    Tech & Science CTV News
    Twitter said on Friday that it had permanently banned an account connected to the office of Iran's supreme leader, shortly after the account posted a photo showing former U.S. President Donald Trump playing golf in the shadow of a giant drone. Source
  • Canadian tech companies pledge to give staff time to get COVID-19 vaccinations

    Tech & Science CTV News
    Tracking every case of COVID-19 in Canada Coronavirus vaccine tracker: How many people in Canada have received shots? Source
  • Italy probes TikTok 'blackout challenge' death of 10-year-old girl

    Tech & Science CTV News
    ROME, ITALY -- Italian prosecutors have opened a probe into the accidental death of a 10-year-old girl who allegedly took part in a "blackout challenge" on the video-sharing network TikTok. The girl died in a Palermo hospital after being discovered Wednesday by her five-year-old sister in her family bathroom with her cellphone, which was seized by police. Source
  • McMaster University researchers use animal cells to cultivate meat in a lab

    Tech & Science CBC News
    Researchers at McMaster University have developed a new form of cultivated meat using a method they say promises more natural flavour and texture than other alternatives to traditional meat from animals. Using a technique adapted from a method used to grow tissue for human transplants, researchers Ravi Selvaganapathy and Alireza Shahin-Shamsabadi have been able to cultivate meat by stacking thin sheets of cultivated muscle and fat cells grown together in a lab setting. Source
  • Iqaluit sets record high temperature for Jan. 19, reaching 0.5 C

    Tech & Science CBC News
    If Iqalummiut feel like winter has been especially mild this year, they're not wrong. Temperatures have been unseasonably balmy by Iqaluit standards this winter and Tuesday officially had the warmest maximum temperature recorded for Jan. 19 since records began in 1946 at 0.5 C. Source