Following the deadly terrorist attacks on Paris in November, the world united with the hashtags #ParisAttacks and #PrayForParis. The hashtags brought users together to fight terrorism, show support for the victims and help those affected to safety.
The boy with the clock, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohammed was handcuffed at school and detained for bringing in a homemade clock that his teacher thought was a bomb. The photo of Ahmed handcuffed went viral on Twitter and garnered around 370,000 tweets with the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed to show support and say no to Islamophobia.
This year the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal across all 50 states and social media erupted with the hashtag #LoveWins in support of the decision. Even President Obama joined in on Twitter.
The debate to end all debates was #TheDress. Is it #BlueandBlack or #WhiteandGold? Social media went crazy this year when a photo emerged of a dress that proved to be a mind-boggling optical illusion.
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