2012 has been an eventful year in the celeb Twitterverse. We've seen tragic departures and triumphant returns (we're looking at you Zayn Malik), public expressions of love between BFFs (hi Miley and Demi!), #deepthoughts, inspirational ideas and a whole lot of unfiltered musings about the difficult and strange day-to-day lives of the Twitter-obsessed elite.
With this in mind, we are pleased to present our very first HuffPost Teen Twitter awards! This is our definitive list of the most high-profile young tweeters of 2012, from the funniest to the most popular to the most ridiculous. Click through the slideshow below to see who made the cut and sound off with your reactions (and additions) in the comments below!
Even though she just turned 20, Miley Cyrus (<a href="twitter.com/mileycyrus">@mileycyrus</a>) is an old soul. She constantly tweets deep words of wisdom.
Most Upbeat Tweeter
Ariana Grande (<a href="twitter.com/arianagrande">@ArianaGrande</a>) never has an unkind word to say on Twitter and for that, we adore her.
Most Hipster Tweeter
From fashion blogger to editor-in-chief, Tavi Gevinson (<a href="twitter.com/tavitulle">@tavitulle</a>) has always marched to the beat of her own highly eclectic drum. Her Twitter account is nothing less than brilliant -- follow for off-beat jokes, obscure cultural references, and links to thought-provoking articles.
Most Inspirational Tweeter
When you're having a bad day, there's nothing more uplifting than scrolling through Demi Lovato's (<a href="twitter.com/ddlovato">@ddlovato</a>) tweets.
Niall Horan (<a href="twitter.com/niallofficial">@NiallOfficial</a>) likes to pepper his tweets with odd observations and tons of exclamation points. Equal parts whimsical and weird, he's definitely one to follow.
Most Popular Tweeter
Justin Bieber (<a href="twitter.com/justinbieber">@justinbieber</a>) was named the <a href="http://perezhilton.com/2012-12-13-justin-bieber-most-tweeted-retweeted-celeb-2012-twitter-trends#.UMuJZJPjkig">most popular tweeter of 2012</a>! His touching tweet about a Belieber who passed away from cancer was retweeted more than 200,000 times.
Sarah Hyland (<a href="twitter.com/sarah_hyland">@sarah_hyland</a>) has hilarious comedic timing as Haley Dunphy on <em>Modern Family</em>, so it's no surprise that she's just as funny on Twitter.
Most Grateful Tweeter
No matter how successful she gets, Taylor Swift (<a href="https://twitter.com/taylorswift13">@taylorswift13</a>) always manages to stay incredibly grounded. She frequently tweets messages of thanks, like this one.
Tweeter We Want To Be BFFs With
Maude Apatow (<a href="https://twitter.com/maudeapatow/status/265293887294287872">@maudeapatow</a>) is the ultimate 14-year-old girl... who just happens to be blessed with a zany, LOL-worthy sense of humor. Rock on, Maude.
Nina Dobrev (<a href="https://twitter.com/ninadobrev/status/276801659957555201">@ninadobrev</a>) loves to tweet out funny videos, RTs from fans with her added comments, and tons of positive messages. Unlike some celebs, her voice always feels real.
Most Candid Tweeter
Jennette McCurdy (<a href="twitter.com/jennettemccurdy">@jennettemccurdy</a>) never hesitates to tweet exactly what's on her mind. The results are totally hilarious and always honest.
Best Shutterbug Tweeter
Chloe G. Moretz may be a superstar, but she's still your typical 15-year-old hooked on Instagram. Her Twitter account (<a href="twitter.com/chloegmoretz">@ChloeGMoretz</a>) is flooded with gorgeous photos.