Star-studded news traveled fast in 2013, a year of shocking celebrity deaths, jaw-dropping live performances, awards show upsets -- and the simple existence of five young Brits named Niall, Zayn, Harry, Liam and Louis.
We laughed, we cried, we tweeted -- and we retweeted. Oh, did we retweet.
Here are the 5 most shared celebrity Tweets from 2013, as reported by Twitter:
2. A statement confirming Fast & Furious actor
3. More than 367,000 fans digitally celebrated
4. D'aww. Droves of 1D fans (326,028, to be exact) wished they were in bandmate
he tweeted an up-close and personal photo of sleepy frontman
5. And One Direction triumphed again with the announcement of Malik's engagement on Aug. 13: "Never been more happy in my life ! Thank you to everyone that has been so lovely about my engagement to my beautiful fiance ! Big love z X." Wails of fan disappointment, however, went undocumented.
Entertainment moments also caused quite a stir on the social media site. Here are 5 of the top Twitter moments of the year:
1. Bad twerk = good Twitter chatter. There were 306,100 tweets per minute during the Miley Cyrus-
2. Those watching the
3. The finale of cult TV favorite
5. And leave it to JLaw to stir up buzz. Jennifer Lawrence's win for best actress in a comedy or musical at the Golden Globes had viewers reacting at 19,866 tweets a minute.