All A-Twitter Over Tweeting

by - December 29, 2010

There are so many people on Twitter now that the micro-blogging site has become one of the places to go to find out what people around the world are talking about [Not for me, of course. I still refuse].

So Twitter analyzed more than 25 billion tweets and put together a list of the top 10 trends from 2010.

10. Paul the Octopus
Chances are if you don't follow soccer and didn't tune into the World Cup [I realize how high those chances are], you've never heard of this prophetic crustacean. Back in the summer, Paul the Octopus accurately predicted the outcomes to World Cup match-ups. He became so popular that there was even a song dedicated to him.

9. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
HP fans have been tweeting about their plans to see the latest installment... then they tweeted about what they thought of the movie... and let's face it, there are a lot of people out there who wish they were a part of the Hogwarts world. [I have yet to see this, btw]

Beiber fever swept the world this year, much to many of our chagrins. The pop sensation's many followers tweeted about who he was kissing... who he was hanging out with... his helmet of hair... and, oh yeah, his music. I was like baby, baby, baby OH. Like baby, baby, baby NO.

7. Google's android operating system
Google is slowly taking over the world.

6. Apple iPhone
There were good reviews and lots of bad reviews. So many bad reviews, in fact, that Apple gave lots of their users a case to protect some issue with the antennae. Oh well, you can't win 'em all. Better luck next time, Steve.

5. Vuvuzela
The vuvuzela became symbolic of the World Cup in South Africa. Once again, I realize that many of you will have no idea what this is. It's a horn, and this is what it sounds like:

4. Haiti Earthquake
How could anyone forget this devastation? International aid agencies used Twitter to reach out to people like you and me for donations, and for some victims of the quake the site was the only means of communication they had.

3. "Inception"

2. World Cup Soccer
What can I say? Soccer fans apparently love to tweet.

1. Gulf Oil Spill
 The largest accidental marine oil spill in U.S. history. People turned to Twitter for news on what was going on, as well as to vent their frustrations with BP.

There were a few things that didn't make the list that surprised me, including the plight of the Chilean miners and Mel Gibson's mental breakdown.

Not to worry, I will not be joining Twitter anytime soon to add to the billions of trends that these statisticians keep up with.

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  1. Yep. This list sounds about right... and, honesty, Twitter isn't as bad as most of the idiots on there make it out to be. I promise. I hardly use it anymore. But the Chilean miners were talked about A LOT. I'm surprised they weren't on the list either...

  2. I rarely have time to update my facebook status these days. I MAKE time to update my blog. I really don't need another social media site to neglect, lol.