Twitter has announced the top tweets of 2013 -- and the No. 1 most popular posting was also one of the saddest.

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A Golden Tweet is "the one that resonated most with millions of Twitter users around the world," Twitter says in a blog postPaul Walker
One Direction

Hmmm ... anyone else wondering where Beyonce's surprise album would have landed if Twitter had waited another day to release its list?