The Best Automotive Retweets of 2012.
2012 was kind of a big year for Twitter. Mostly due to continued growth and a new advertising platform designed to generate beaucoup cash for the New York City-based startup and therefore make Twitter better. It seems to be working and Twitter is more popular than ever. It's microblogging formula of posts limited to to 140 characters is all meat with no fat and no fluff, just like a good steak. But is all the hype surrounding Twitter just that? We went to Favstar.fm and browsed the accounts of some of our favorite auto manufacturers, publications and personalities to see if Twitter's impact is as big as the "experts" say it is. We're not entirely sure how accurate these are, but it gives you a pretty good idea of what the biggest automotive stories were this year, and what got people talking. For the most part the top stories were those that had implications expanding beyond the automotive space like jobs being sent overseas to China, to Tesla confronting range anxiety head on, and of course celebrity gossip like Lady Gaga's purchase of an R8. @chyrsler "Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its @jeepmodels out of North America to China." See more at http://ow.ly/eMrCY ^MD
@ElonMusk 752 tweets 23 favs The Tesla Supercharger will over time allow you to travel anywhere on pure sunlight for free http://t.co/DEscYLLH
@NASCAR 703 retweets Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the #QL400 #NASCAR.
@audi 647 retweet Yes, yes... We Love Gaga's New Car, too!http://t.co/BMIMachJ #WantAnR8 RT @kdx125: I wonder if @audi is now a @ladygaga fan?
@kblock43 502 retweets GymkhanaFIVE is out NOW on YouTube. Watch it!!http://t.co/p0JC9HQL http://t.co/o9Ib91z7
@Ford 363 retweets RT @fordmustang Have you heard? The 2012 @fordMustang Boss 302 was revealed today!http://cot.ag/cegLYB
@chryslerautos 313 retweets It's halftime in America. And our second half is about to begin. http://t.co/ShbmiUhp #halftimeinamerica #Chrysler
@Lexus Today we mourn the loss of legendary sports car designer Ferdinand Porsche. His contributions to the auto industry will live on forever.
@AustinGrandPrix RT @sethlong: U.S.-based tech journalists are finally learning that #F1 is the NASA of sports. http://gigaom.com/cloud/holy-cow-the-formula-1-races-have-a-ton-of-tech-inside/ …
Bonus because it's fucking Senna 2 favs 21 retweets MotorTrend: Great find! RT @loh: Ayrton Senna's heel-and-toe braking technique: http://t.co/DC2TsXfR cc @edloh