This week’s most-retweeted pictures
Based on our data on retweets, we created a list of last week’s most popular photos on Twitter again, which is based on data that we collected from December 16-22. If you’ve been following this weekly series, you might notice that the pattern found in this week’s top 10 is similar to that in last week’s top 10: Bieber dominates number 1 and 2, followed by One Direction. Taylor Swift is in the same position as she was last week. Also, the picture of the girl who presumably has cancer and draws hair on her head is one of the most-retweeted pictures for the third time. For the full top 10, take a look at the article which is featured on Mashable.
It seems like Justin Bieber’s popularity hasn’t decreased much in the last couple of weeks. In fact, Justin’s pictures have a bigger share in this week’s top 10 than they did last week. This picture shows Bieber surrounded by several other celebrities. From left to right (according to this source) : Jay-Z, Rashida Jones and Kanye West, Aziz Ansari, Justin Bieber, Kid Cudi and sitting in front of them is Tyler, the Creator. It is unclear where this picture was taken. A rumour says they may be preparing a show for New Year’s eve. It was posted by Bieber on December 20 and the tweet only reads: ‘#SWAG’.
Similar to last week’s top 10, another picture posted by Justin Bieber follows right after. The picture shows a man that is ‘begging’ for money to get Justin Bieber’s Christmas album, presumably as a joke. Bieber’s tweet implied that Instagram user @bieberislife was the source for this picture.
So far, the pattern in this week’s most-retweeted pictures is similar to that in last week’s: The first two positions are taken by photos by Justin Bieber and the third is by a member from UK boyband One Direction, Liam Payne (@Real_Liam_Payne, 900.000+ followers). This picture (“Anything goes wen the boys are on tour’’) shows another One Direction member named Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial, 850.000+ followers), sleeping on top of a pair of suitcases.
Justin Bieber clearly dominated this week’s Twitter pictures with 4 pictures in the top 10. On December 16, Justin Bieber performed a couple of songs from his Christmas album ‘Under the Mistletoe’ at Whitney Elementary School in Las Vegas. After that, he donated $100.000 to the school, that is nationally-renowned for providing its needy students and their families with food, clothing, health services and rent checks, since most of them are poor or even homeless. This picture shows the school’s principal Sherry Gahn, who had just received the donation from Justin Bieber, who is standing next to her.
This photo of a girl, presumably with cancer, drawing hair on her head in the mirror, was last week’s number 4. It was also in a top 10 from last month. At the time it was tweeted by @HeyItsRemi, a California woman with a little more than 9,300 followers when she posted the image to Twitter, along with the tweet: “if you look at this picture and not retweet you are heartless.” There wasn’t any text in the image itself. Two weeks ago, the picture, which was edited with the text that is shown on this picture, was tweeted by @castronovology (200+ followers), who tweeted it along with ‘How many RT’s can this little girl get? ♥’. This week, the same image was posted along with the same tweet by @Jake_Rosenbauer (500+ followers).