The year in retweets: Oil spill and Justin Bieber

December 15, 2010

(AP) -- So many people love Justin Bieber. They love him so much, that this year Twitter changed the way it counts its most tweeted-about topics to effectively exclude him.

Still, the teenage heartthrob made it into not one but three of this year's 10 "most retweeted ." Tweet that?

No. 1 was no other than that lovable faux-conservative TV comedian Stephen Colbert with his June 16 tweet, "In honor of oil-soaked birds, `tweets' are now `gurgles.'"

Bieber himself was No. 4, with "Te quiero mucho mi amor" on July 11. But two more tweets about him - from Joe Jonas and Rihanna - were No. 6 and No. 8.

Rounding out the top 10 was another guy named Justin, who tweets about the stuff his dad says.

Explore further: A ripple in the Twitterverse: When Oprah tweets, people follow

More information: http://yearinreview.twitter.com/retweets/

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