As the world’s quickfire social network, Twitter is often the first point of call for many news stories and it has summarised its impact with a round-up of the year’s most iconic tweets.
With 2015 also serving as a year of change for the site with Jack Dorsey taking up the mantle of chief executive, pushing through a number changes to the product including heart likes, polls and its Moments video ad package.
It has shared the hashtags which shaped discourse throughout the year, showing how vital the service was.
Face à l'effroi, il y a une Nation qui sait se défendre, sait mobiliser ses forces et, une fois encore, saura vaincre les terroristes.
— François Hollande (@fhollande) November 13, 2015
#BlackLivesMatter isn't solely about affirming the lives of victims of police brutality. It's about affirming the value of all Black life.
— zellie (@zellieimani) January 25, 2015
— Kevin Beirne (@KevBeirne) May 21, 2015
— Lotte Leicht (@LotteLeicht1) September 5, 2015
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great.
— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
— FIFA Women'sWorldCup (@FIFAWWC) June 4, 2015
— NASA (@NASA) July 14, 2015
I don't understand this odd dress debate and I feel like it's a trick somehow. I'm confused and scared. PS it's OBVIOUSLY BLUE AND BLACK
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 27, 2015
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) June 1, 2015
Social media users are also encouraged to share their top moments of 2015 using the #YearOnTwitter hashtag.