Politicians really like to Tweet. And we really like to screengrab what they say and write stories about them. Here are some of the best, and worst, tweets of 2012.
David Cameron joined Twitter and was trolled immediately by everyone.
Michael Fabriant quit as a government whip allowing him to speak freely for the first time in ages. He joined Twitter and was a delight.
Everyone loved the Olympic Opening Ceremony apart from Aidan Burley.
Welsh secretary David Jones definitely did not inform the world that he had just been promoted to the cabinet on Twitter by mistake.
Alec Shelbrooke MP, Northern Island minister. Dam.
George Galloway was elected the MP for Blackburn, wait no, for Bradford. Or something. It was a 'B' town anyway.
Ed Miliband was eating a sandwich and got confused.
Chris Heaton-Harris for the LOLZ.
Nadine Dorries went into the I'm A Celeb jungle and her daughter took over her Twitter account.
But Louise Mensch, who quit parliament to move to New York with her family, was not impressed.
And in the United States President Obama made fun of Clint Eastwood and then won an election.