Obama, Hunger Games, and Whitney Houston Nab 2012 Social-Media Honors

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Dec. 12 2012 1:23 PM

Obama, Hunger Games, and Whitney Houston Nab 2012 Social-Media Honors

As 2012 comes to a close, top social sites are remembering the year that was.

On Twitter, President Barack Obama's "Four more years" tweet became the most popular post of the year—and of the 6-year-old site's history—with more than 760,000 retweets in its first 20 hours.

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On Facebook, The Hunger Games earned the most mentions in movies, edging out The Avengers and Magic Mike at No. 2 and No. 3. It also beat out Harry Potter in book discussions. More surprising, though, were the top TV conversation-starters: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Game of Thrones, and Downton Abbey were all less popular than ... A&E's Duck Dynasty.

Meanwhile, Google said Whitney Houston was the top-trending search of the year, beating out "Gangnam Style" and Hurricane Sandy. Houston died in February at 48.

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