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Events that rocked Social Media in 2013

Like it or not, Social Media is now part of everyday life and cuts across all areas of life. From Politics to Entertainment to Sports. Despite the number of daily trends, there are some which stood out in the year 2013.

Below is a collection of six events that rocked 2013 across Social Media.

1. Nelson Mandela death and Burial.

His death and burial stood out across all social media platforms, and no category of people were left out of the buzz. Celebrities, Politicians, Entertainers and all kinds of people made sure they post their memories or messages concerning the events happening.


2. Breaking Bad Finale

The series ended in September, but up to now you can still find mentions of it across social Media. It went on to be one of the most illegally downloaded episode.


3. Miley Cyrus’s performance at the MTV awards

Miley Cyrus’s twerking with Robin Thicke is another event that cant be neglected. The outrageous performance left the crowd at the Video Music Awards stunned! which in turn led to all kinds of comments for the “wrecking ball star.”

Miley cyrus

4. North West

The birth of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s baby North West cant be ignored. Kanye always finds ways of getting his name in the media but in this case, his baby’s name won him plenty of tweets and mentions.

kanye and Kim

5. Kenya Mall attack

The attack left 67 people dead and nearly 200 others injured over four days of bloodshed. Al Qaeda-linked Somali terrorists storm the complex, unleashing a hail of bullets and sending shoppers frantically fleeing in all directions.


6. Pope Benedict XVI resigned

Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation caught the world and Church by surprise. He stepped down on February 28th leading to a late of mentions from all the faithfuls.

pope benedict

Other events that require mention are:

  • US government shutdown
  • Margaret Thatcher’s Death
  • Microsoft buys Nokia mobile phone business at $7.2 billiion
  • US NSA Prism Program
  • Yahoo buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion
  • Boston Marathon Blasts
  • The rise of bitcoin

If you feel some major events were left out, you can include it in the comments section below.


Ephraim Batambuze III

Digital guy, Web developer, Tech blogger, Gadgets Reviews, Geeky dad. Twitter:@batambuze WhatsApp/Telegram:+256781665128 Skype:ebatambuze
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