AT&T and Apple iPhone get top spots on Twitter tech trends for 2012

AT&T and Apple iPhone get top spots on Twitter tech trends for 2012
Twitter has released its huge Year of Tweets roundup for 2012, giving us a look at what happened throughout the year through our own retweets and favorites. And while Barack Obama’s Election and the Summer Olympics (wow, that seems like forever ago), were among the most discussed topics, we were curious to see what kind of devices there were most tweets about.

And it was no huge surprise to see that Apple’s iPhone, iPad and the company itself were among the most talked about. What was a bit more surprising is that actually AT&T came up first as the top tech trend of the year.

With the company’s attempt to buy T-Mobile in what could have become the biggest deal the industry has seen, that is hardly a surprise, but we wonder whether those tweets mentioning the nation’s second larger carrier were positive or negative ones.

On Twitter, Skype also was hugely discussed and so was the Kindle tablet and its maker, Amazon. Check out the full list of Twitter’s 2012 top tech trends below, and don’t hesitate to hit the source below for the full Year of Tweets round-up.

source: Year of Tweets

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34 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Droiders won't stand for this

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Droiders do not care about trends - iphone is all about fashion and trends and not tech....

12. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

lmao you cant generalise to that extent, ''droiders'' can follow trends too, there just people. there in no way better you higher then others who use whatever else they want

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

no? You and Darkkjedi do it all the time - look at comment 1 - and stop being a hypocrite.

17. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

mate so let me get this perfectly straight..your fine with the wannabe ''i'' comedian generalising and basically saying android users are somehow better then iphone users but not ok with anyone else saying he's wrong. face it your ok when its people insulting iphone users but not if they insult android users, hypocrite thy name is ''networkdood''

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It sure is bro. Wow the droiders r sensitive today lol

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Networkdood c'mon bro... This site is littered with apple bashing droiders, I make one little joke on an article that has apple leading something and look at the backlash. I never see wp8 users, and only a few iOS users act the way droiders do. It was a joke dude chill out man. I'll never joke about your precious android platform, or users again...that was a joke too

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All I said was droiders won't stand for this. And it's true, jus look at the backlash that one little true comment has gotten. The droiders r n an uproar and tweeting more too probably lol

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and i hate the word droiders it's only a name by verizon

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I meant the word DROID it's only a name use by verizon

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

True, I was just making fun of darkk...

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude my sense of humor is awesome, if u poke fun at me I'm gonna laugh. I don't take stuff too seriously.

3. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

As a long time tech enthusiast, I doubt the majority of At&t twitters were positive.

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Well, they love their iphone and I read that more people prefer the iphone on AT&T's network, but they hate the network - iphoners sure are awesome and intelligent people.

4. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

O no this cant be true?

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yes, it's true...***like that song :-)

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have a twitter account and the only thing stopping me from canceling is that when you play games like the Hobbit, the software company runs a deal where if you tweet about it, you get some game stuff. Or, take Flixster, they will give free movies from time to time when you tweet about them. Seriously, who wants to tweet every frigging step of their life?

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude u r really taking this serious aren't u? Boy hearing about the iPhone leading a catagorey is like taking away your pacifier huh?

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