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    December 13, 2010

    Top Twitter Trends in 2010

    Twitter just released their top trends for this year, and it gives a very good idea of what happened in 2010. 25 Billion tweets were sent in 2010, and Twitter is nice enough to give us the categories on their #Hindsight2010 page. Looking at these, its pretty obvious that Twitter is becoming an excellent form of up to the minute news aggregation.

    The World Cup was also a big deal on Twitter – with “Vuvuzela” featuring in the top trends. Sorry, no #Jujufriday!

    Overall Top Trends

    1. Gulf Oil Spill
    2. FIFA World Cup
    3. Inception
    4. Haiti Earthquake
    5. Vuvuzela
    6. Apple iPad
    7. Google Android
    8. Justin Bieber
    9. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
    10. Pulpo Paul

    News Events

    1. Gulf Oil Spill
    2. Haiti Earthquake
    3. Pakistan Floods
    4. Koreas Conflict
    5. Chilean Miners Rescue
    6. Chavez Tas Ponchao
    7. Wikileaks Cablegate
    8. Hurricane Earl
    9. Prince Williams Engagement
    10. World Aids Day

    People

    1. Justin Bieber
    2. Dilma Rouseff
    3. Lady Gaga
    4. Julian Assange
    5. Mel Gibson
    6. Lil Kim
    7. Zilda Arns
    8. Kate Middleton
    9. Kim Hee Chul
    10. Joannie Rochette

    Movies

    1. Inception
    2. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows
    3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
    4. Despicable Me
    5. Karate Kid
    6. The Last Airbender
    7. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
    8. The Expendables
    9. The Chronicles of Narnia
    10. Paranormal Activity 2

    Television

    1. MTV Music Video Awards
    2. Pretty Little Liars
    3. True Blood
    4. Walking Dead
    5. Grammy Awards
    6. Glee
    7. Family Guy
    8. CSI
    9. MTV Movie Awards
    10. American Music Awards

    Technology

    1. Apple iPad
    2. Google Android
    3. Apple iOS
    4. Apple iPhone
    5. Call of Duty Black Ops
    6. New Twitter
    7. HTC
    8. RockMelt
    9. MacBook Air
    10. Google Instant

    World Cup

    1. FIFA World Cup
    2. Vuvuzela
    3. Pulpo Paul
    4. Dunga
    5. Diego Maradona
    6. Cristiano Ronaldo
    7. Cala Boca Galvao
    8. Lionel Messi
    9. Oranje
    10. Felipe Melo

    Hashtags

    1. #rememberwhen
    2. #slapyourself
    3. #confessiontime
    4. #thingsimiss
    5. #ohjustlikeme
    6. #wheniwaslittle
    7. #haveuever
    8. #icantlivewithout
    9. #thankful
    10. #2010disappointments

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