Steph Barnes
December 19, 2016 7:20 am
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In less than 2 weeks, 2016 will become nothing more than a distant memory and we couldn’t be happier to kiss it “goodbye”. Of course, there were good things that happened that are totally worth celebrating but we’re mostly just ready to ring in the new year! We’re setting our resolutions and definitely sticking to them this time. Well, definitely maybe.

As the new year approaches, we’re taking the opportunity to reflect on the last 351 days and all that came with it — the good, the bad, the ugly. And we can’t think of a better way to reflect than revisiting the most memorable Twitter #hashtags of 2016.

1#Lemonade

When Beyoncé released a teaser clip for a project called Lemonade back in April, Twitter lost its collective mind! And for good reason.

2#BlackGirlMagic

#BlackGirlMagic was created by CaShawn Thompson to celebrate the beauty, power and resilience of black women. “This is not a moment, it’s the movement.”

3#Brexit

A combination of the words “Britain” and “exit,” it is the nickname for Britain’s exit of the European Union after the June 23rd referendum asking voters: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” Spoiler alert: The British public voted to leave and they are never, ever getting back together!

4#Rio2016

The Olympics happened this year! It was hosted in Rio, Team USA took home 121 medals, but perhaps the most entertaining part of the 2016 Olympics was Leslie Jones and her live tweets of the events.

5#PrayForOrlando

In what was dubbed the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation’s worst terror attack since 9/11, the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando left 49 people dead and at least 53 wounded. People from all over the world showed their support with the hashtag #PrayForOrlando.

6#ImWithHer

During the 2016 US elections, the hashtag #ImWithHer was used to show support for presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.

7#ObamaAndKids

We’re unsure how this one got started but we’re sure grateful to have it! #ObamaAndKids brings us President Obama and some of the most adorable kids around.

8#PokemonGO

Nintendo took the world by storm when they released “Pokemon Go”. They got everyone off the couch and out the door in search of Pikachu and all his (or her, we’re not sure) other fictional friends in the real world.

9#SoGoneChallenge

The #SoGoneChallenge brought us back to the good old days of early 2000 R&B vibes. The challenge was pretty simple, freestyle your own verse over an instrumental version of Monica’s 2003 hit “So Gone.” The results were pretty awesome to watch. Even Monica got in on it!

10#NotMyPresident

We’ll let the tweets explain this one but trust us when we say, it’s completely “unpresidented.”

11#RIP

The #RIP hashtag was the 9th most tweeted hashtag this year. Sadly, we’ll be starting 2017 without some of our favorites.

And there you have in, the happenings of 2016 as told by hashtags.

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