Justin Bieber came in a distant second for his tweet about a young fan who passed away from a rare form of brain cancer. Twitter also rounded up the global events that generated the most tweets and retweets. The Summer Olympics from London generated over 150 million tweets. It spiked during the Spice Girls performance at the closing ceremonies, generating a peak of 116-thousand tweets per minute.
The first U-S presidential debate produced more than 10 million tweets. Over 31 million tweets were sent out on Election Day. Other most tweeted events include: the M-T-V Video Music Awards, the Superbowl and Superstorm Sandy.