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The Top Twitter Trends Of 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Whichever way you want to look at it, 2012 was a very big year.

The London Olympics, U.S. president election, Hurricane Sandy, Euro 2012 and the Super Bowl dominated news reportage worldwide. Of course, these events also trended globally on Twitter, which has quickly positioned itself as the online water cooler.

So what else were we talking about in 2012?

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Twitterpalooza! What’s Happening On Twitter? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter: it’s not about what you had for breakfast.

Of course, for some people – many of whom haven’t even spent a single second on the network – that’s all Twitter is about. And that’s fine, as Twitter can and should be about anything YOU want it to be. It’s your Twitter, after all – shape it how you will. And tens of millions of people do each and every day of the week, giving the platform incredible depth and an enormously rich infrastructure.

But if you wanted a quick snapshot of exactly ‘what’s happening?’ on Twitter, who would you ask? Where would you go?

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Twitter No Longer Cares What You're Doing – Wants To Know 'What’s Happening?'

It’s a minor cosmetic change but quite a significant one – earlier today, Twitter dropped the (increasingly infamous) ‘What are you doing?’ question from above the tweet box on Twitter.com and changed it to ‘What’s happening?’

Twitter: What's Happening?

Biz Stone notes in his write-up about the tweak that it’s unlikely to change the way anyone users Twitter, and this is certainly true for existing users. However, newcomers to the service will instantly be presented with what is quite a significant introduction into exactly how they can interface with the platform, specifically because of what Twitter has become.

No longer is it just a simple mobile status update service – it’s a massively important tool that’s becoming more and more significant in both the mainstream media and within the general populous, with each now able to wag the tail of the other.

Even if that sentence doesn’t actually make a lot of sense, just go with it, as this is a unique time in our history. After all, nobody is checking the reaction on Facebook after a major news story breaks.