爱思英语编者按:微博网站对2015年的盘点表明了今年推特是如何大众增加对热门话题的关注。热门话题从天灾人祸转变移民和婚姻平等。
 
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1.2015年红及推特的话题标签
 
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The hashtag #JeSuisParis, used to show solidarity with the French capital in the wake of its second terrorist attack, marked the most talked about moment of the year on Twitter.
#我是巴黎人(#JeSuisParis)当选了推特今年讨论最多的话题标签。在法国首都遭受第二次恐怖袭击后,它被用来展示人们的团结一致。
 
This was followed by the Black Lives Matter movement, which began in the US and has become a social campaign discussing alleged police brutality against black citizens. The #BlackLivesMatter hashtag or phrase was used more than nine million times in 2015.
在榜单排第二的是兴起于美国的“黑人生命不可轻视”运动。据称,美国警察对黑人公民举止残酷,这在美国引起广泛讨论,因而掀起了这么一场社会运动。#黑人生命不可轻视的话题标签或词汇在2015年被用上了900万余次。
 
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In both the US and Ireland this year, same-sex marriage was legalised nationally, and as a result #MarriageEquality appears third on Twitter's list.
今年同性婚姻美国和爱尔兰共和国皆在法律层面上认可了同性婚姻,这也使得#婚姻平等出现在推特话题标签的第三位上。
 
As refugees fleeing war in the Middle East flooded into Europe, debate raged on Twitter over how to manage the situation, with #RefugeesWelcome dominating the site enough to reach fourth on the influence list for the year.
由于中东逃离战争的难民们纷纷涌入欧洲,推特上就这一状况的处理方式展开了热烈讨论。因而#欢迎难民这一话题出现了足够多的次数,最终在今年最有影响力的话题榜位列第四。
 
2. 关注度爆棚的明星
 
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Katy Perry (pictured left) remains the most-followed person on Twitter, with 78.3 million followers, with Justin Bieber (pictured right) in second place.
图左的凯蒂·佩里在推特上拥有7.83亿粉丝,仍保持最高人气。图右的贾斯汀·比伯位居第二。
 
Meanwhile, Rihanna broke into the global top five for the first time, overtaking Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in the process.
与此同时,蕾哈娜的人气第一次闯入前五,超越了人气正在上升的嘎嘎小姐、布兰妮·斯皮尔斯以及贾斯汀·汀布莱克。
 
Famous people to join Twitter this year, included President Obama, Edward Snowden, Caitlyn Jenner, Brooklyn Beckham and Chris Hemsworth.
今年有不少名人开始使用推特,像是美国总统奥巴马、爱德华·斯诺登、凯特琳·詹纳、布鲁克林·贝克汉姆和克里斯·海姆斯沃斯。
 
3. 使用率最高的表情符号
 
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Emoji have grown considerably in popularity this year and the most used symbol on Twitter was the 'crying with laughter' emoji.
今年表情符号变得特别受欢迎,而这一年推特上使用最多的表情便是“笑哭”。
详情请戳: 牛津词典2015年度热词 竟然是个表情符号!
 
4. 那条蓝黑or白金色的裙子
 
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Users of Twitter may remember #TheDress which divided the world over whether it was blue and black or white and gold.
推特用户也许还记得#那条裙子这个话题。它将全世界分成了蓝黑派和白金派。
 
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
泰勒·斯威夫特(推特号:taylorswift13)在2015年2月27日发推特说:“我不能理解这场由裙子引发的奇怪辩论,并莫名地觉得这是个花招。我惶恐疑惑,不过讲真,它明显就是蓝黑嘛。