Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week

Charlie White

1. Stop Kony

In the past week, a video showing Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony and his presumed vile acts went viral across the world. The video, posted online by U.S.-based group Invisible Children, caused outrage among Internet users. A key way this outrage was expressed was by tweeting this image. #kony2012 and #stopkony were this week’s most-popular subjects for photos on Twitter.

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You probably see a lot of pictures on Twitter during the week, but rarely do you encounter the 10 most popular Twitter pics all concentrated together in one place. If that's what you're looking for, you've arrived.

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We took an astonishing 45 million pictures posted on Twitter during last week, and then applied our exclusive algorithm to rank them according to popularity and hash tags. You can see the result in the gallery above.

Who thought up this crazy scheme? Why, our good friends, the geniuses at Skylines, researchers who know how to separate the wheat from the chaff better than anyone we know.

That said, it's an odd batch this week, with a bit of mild humor and a few inside jokes, along with one or two examples you might've seen before. So have at it, and enjoy our top 10 Twitter pics of the week.

In case you missed them, here are last week’s Top 10 Twitter Pics.

This story originally published on Mashable here.