Twitter shows what’s happening in the world. And often #LoveHappens on Twitter. In the last year, people Tweeted the word “love” more than 2.5 billion times globally. To celebrate Valentine’s day and how #LoveHappens on Twitter, the company has launched a set of stickers and a brand new emoji for 2017. People just need to use #LoveHappens hashtag and the emoji will appear in the Tweet. The emoji can be used starting today until February 20.
Aside form #LoveHappens, other hashtags that Twitter users can use to unlock the new emoji and to spread love are: #bemyvalentine, #bemine, #candyhearts, #valentinesday, #hugsandkisses, #secretadmirer, #SinglesDay, #sweetheart, #thatslove, #valentine, #valentines, #valentinesday2017, #whoneedsavalentine, #willyoubemyvalentine, #loveontwitter.
When you want to share love on Twitter, you have endless hashtags and emojis to choose from. This Valentine’s Day, we took a look at the Tweets that have attracted the most ??s on Twitter since January 1, 2016 until today.
Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I’m asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) January 11, 2017
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/POTUS44/status/819044196371800065
As for the Philippines, here are the top 3 most liked Tweets by Filipinos.
Happy birthday to me! pic.twitter.com/G8N8KIGrmG
— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) March 5, 2016
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/mainedcm/status/706111299361484800
Nung ako’y bata pa… pic.twitter.com/3W7wXXCFBp
— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) January 20, 2017
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/mainedcm/status/822380074909319169
Guess who’s freaking out pic.twitter.com/rOF13lUU0m
— Liza Soberano (@lizasoberano) July 31, 2016
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/lizasoberano/status/759719850142859264
And below were top 10 global love-related hashtags in 2016:
Sometimes a picture tells a thousand words – and thankfully when it comes to love there are many emojis to choose from. These were the most popular love-themed emojis on Twitter in the Philippines in 2016:
This Valentine’s Day, we celebrate #Love on Twitter and the millions of ways people use the platform to express love and connect with others. Twitter is the place to see love unfolding around the world, to show love as things happen, share love in the face of adversity, to find love and share love for the people who make a difference in our lives.
In December 2016, Filipinos flocked on Twitter to show their love and support for independent Filipino films. People flooded Twitter with #ExtendtheMMFF together with the movie titles such as #Seklusyon, #SavingSally and #Diebeautiful to call the attention of cinema owners and asked them to extend the showing of 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
— Jules Guiang ?? (@JULESguiang) January 2, 2017
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/JULESguiang/status/815839062409945089
When the world comes together, they come together on Twitter. From the global to the personal, for young and old, across borders, races, and languages, people share their passions on Twitter, every single day.
— Grumpy Carer (@GrumpyCarer) November 14, 2016
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/GrumpyCarer/status/798212421370318848
— Grumpy Carer (@GrumpyCarer) November 15, 2016
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/GrumpyCarer/status/798663611249852416
the phenomenal on-screen couple AlDub (Maine Mendonza @mainedcm and Alden Richards @aldenrichards02) expressed their love and support for one another and their gratefulness to all of their supporters through Twitter.
— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) January 15, 2017
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/mainedcm/status/820671491222040576
Thank you sa pagpunta Ms. Maine. ? *insert parrot’s beak* ? https://t.co/I8AB6VvTxS
— Alden Richards (@aldenrichards02) January 15, 2017
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/aldenrichards02/status/820689327583674369
Even the real life love teams JaDine (Nadine Lustre (@hellobangsie) and James Reid) and KathNiel (Kathryn Bernardo (@bernardokath) and Daniel Padilla (@imdanielpadilla)) spread love and appreciation on Twitter using their respective accounts.
— Daniel Padilla (@imdanielpadilla) November 6, 2016
Have a great day everyone! ? pic.twitter.com/YNMoIz37T8
— KATH (@bernardokath) November 12, 2016
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/bernardokath/status/797287809769844736
And I have to say
To be honest
I love you
— Nadine Lustre (@hellobangsie) November 11, 2016
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/hellobangsie/status/796883415249272832
— James Reid (@JayeHanash) November 15, 2016
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/JayeHanash/status/798466603729829892
And some people have fallen in love because of Twitter. Filipino couple Rona Samson (@rownita) and Eric Tai (@ERUPTION23) met through Twitter. Eric was a host on a local noon time show, while Rona is a fan of the show. She used Twitter to reach out and communicate with Eric Tai and asked for on-air greetings. This is where their relationship started and blossomed into life-affirming love. Rona and Eric exchanged vows and tied the knot in 2015.
“@Ronitastatus: @eric_tai I’ll be recording it on my dvr! 🙂 pls say hi to “rona of seattle””seattle?? You watch from there?? Lol tfc??
— Eric ERUPTION™ Tai (@ERUPTION23) October 14, 2011
Emdeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/ERUPTION23/status/124868156975099904
@eric_tai I cannot wait! 🙂 I’ll record it sa dvr for sure 🙂 I think I saw a video of u breakdancing w/ a crew. I’m a big fan na 🙂 *rona
— Rona (@rownita) October 15, 2011
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/rownita/status/125195563321925632
— Eric ERUPTION™ Tai (@ERUPTION23) September 10, 2016
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/ERUPTION23/status/774423003224346624
There’s also Victoria and Jonathan O’Brien in UK who met through the Twitter feed of the Oxford Street branch of Waterstones bookshop and years later, got married. Check out their love story unfold below.
— Twitter UK (@TwitterUK) September 29, 2016
Embeddable Tweet: https://twitter.com/TwitterUK/status/781530720435134465
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