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December 29, 2016

Hickey's favorite Tweets of the Year

Year in Review Social Media
TomBroDude Screengrab from YouTube/for PhillyVoice

Tom Reynolds, aka TomBroDude from Twitter, was lauded as one of the funniest, kindest people around by friends both before and after his death on September 17, 2016 at the age of 27.

When 2016 started, I set up a folder labeled “Best Tweets of 2016.” 

It was my intention to collect dozens of fine examples of social-media use and pick through them to decide which, in fact, were the best in my estimation.

Things did not go as planned. As in, I only remembered to load that file up sporadically during the course of a tumultuous year. Which is to say I likely missed a bunch of great Tweets, so this list cannot accurately be deemed definitive.

That’s fine, though. 

I’m sure that, if you're reading this, you have favorites, too. I also suspect you will be more than happy to share them with the world via the comments, Twitter or teletype.

In any event, here are my 15 #2016Faves presented in no particular order. 

Some are funny, others sad. They run the gamut of emotions in Philly and beyond, with some requiring a deeper dive into the threads from whence they came for proper context.

I hope you not only enjoy, but share your favorites, too. 

Just make sure they're not all pictures of that naked guy who TomBroDude (pictured above) loved to hammer 6ABC with. Also, RIP TomBroDude. No Twitter round-up is complete without a shout out to the late great Tweeter.

Of course, being the writer of this here listicle, I would be remiss not to include a couple of mine as throw-ins, no?