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Top 10 Twitter Trends of 2010

Danny Goodwin
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twitter_square.jpgAfter analyzing 25 billion tweets that have been sent so far this year, Twitter this morning revealed the top 10 overall trends, as well as trends in eight categories (news events, people, movies, television, technology, World Cup, sports, and hashtags). Google Android was a hot topic overall this year, while Google Instant was a top trending topic in Twitter's technology category.

So what mattered most to the 175 million members of Twitterverse?

Overall Top 10 Twitter Trends

Most of the topics on this list were similar to the top queries revealed by Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, and AOL. The Gulf Oil Spill was the most tweeted about event for 2010. Here's the full list:

  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

Technology

Apple's iOS and Android, which are considered the "most desired" mobile operating systems based on Nielsen research, owned the top four Twitter technology trends. The new Twitter and Google Instant also made it into the top 10:

  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

And here are the remaining categories:

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

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

Sports

  1. Lebron James
  2. Wimbledon
  3. Manchester United
  4. Brock Lesnar
  5. Celtics
  6. Brett Favre
  7. Tony Parker
  8. Antonio Margarito
  9. Blake Griffin
  10. Mike Vick

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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