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Thursday, September 24, 2010

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Top 10 Twitter Trends for Wednesday, September 23, 2010

Twitter Trend: Deathly Hallows trailer
Explanation: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer for upcoming film has just been released: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810004780/video/22060274

Twitter Trend: #IHateWhenPeople
Explanation: People are tweeting about what they hate people doing or saying.

Twitter Trend: #NameSomethingAwful
Exlanation: People are naming things and behaviors that are absolutely appalling.

Twitter Trend: Safadeza Oculta
Explanation: A fan of the band RBD recorded a YouTube video today and this was an expression used in the video. Safadeza Oculta means “hidden naughtiness” in English and people are making playful suggestions of other things that are hidden

Twitter Trend: Bishop Eddie Long
Explanation: Two separate lawsuits were filed late Tuesday by men who allege sexual coercion by prominent Atlanta pastor‎ Eddie Long when they were teenagers.http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/i-team:-bishop-eddie-long-lawsuit-092110

Twitter Trend: #OKImLying
Explanation: People are confessing about lies they have told.

Twitter Trend: #ItAintGoodSex
Explanation: Sharing what can make sex a lousy experience.

Twitter Trend: UNIQLO LUCKY LINE
Explanation: Shoppers tweet their position in the Japanese clothing brand’s virtual shopping line to try and win prizes.

Twitter Trend: #ItsABritishThing
Explanation: Things, qualities or jokes which are uniquely British.

Twitter Trend: Mono Jojoy
Explanation: Colombia’s armed forces started a military operation that ended with the death of “Mono Jojoy”, the commander of the guerrilla group known as FARC.

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September 23, 2010 at 2:22 PM

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Top 10 Twitter Trends for Tuesday, September 22, 2010

Twitter Trend: #BecauseOfTwitter
Explanation: People are tweeting about things that have happened to them or that they learned about because of Twitter.

Twitter Trend: Safadeza Oculta
Explanation: A fan of the band RBD recorded a YouTube video today and this was an expression used in the video. Safadeza Oculta means “hidden naughtiness” in English and people are making playful suggestions of other things that are hidden

Twitter Trend: Bishop Eddie Long
Explanation: Two separate lawsuits were filed late Tuesday by men who allege sexual coercion by prominent Atlanta pastor‎ Eddie Long when they were teenagers.

Twitter Trend: #NameSomethingAwful
Exlanation: People are naming things and behaviors that are absolutely appalling.

Twitter Trend: #SheDontReallyLikeYou
Explanation: Twitter users are sharing signs that men should notice that indicate a woman doesn’t really like them.

Twitter Trend: Jasmine Villegas
Explanation: Justin Bieber was photographed kissing Jasmine Villegas in a car. She is also a teen singer who appeared in his “Baby” music video.

Twitter Trend: #NeymarFacts
Explanation: People are talking about Neymar, an 18 year old Brazilian soccer player who plays for Santos Football Club, and how the team’s coach was fired after he punished Neymar.

Twitter Trend: Chuseok
Explanation: Chuseok is a major harvest festival in South Korea (similar to Thanksgiving day) which is celebrated on Wednesday, September 22nd.

Twitter Trend: Sunshine Corazon
Explanation: The singer Charice plays the Filipina exchange student Sunshine Corazon on the TV series Glee.

Twitter Trend: Chuck Bass
Explanation: Chuck Bass is a popular but amoral character from the TV series Gossip Girl which airs Monday nights in the U.S. He often says outrageous lines which are quoted on Twitter.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Top 10 Twitter Trends for Monday, September 20, 2010

Twitter Trend: #IReallyThink
Explanation: People are sharing what they truly feel about things (either honestly or ironically).

Twitter Trend: Chuck Bass
Explanation: Chuck Bass is a popular but amoral character from the TV series Gossip Girl which airs Monday nights in the U.S. He often says outrageous lines which are quoted on Twitter.

Twitter Trend: Safadeza Oculta
Explanation: A fan of the band RBD recorded a YouTube video today and this was an expression used in the video. Safadeza Oculta means “hidden naughtiness” in English and people are making playful suggestions of other things that are hidden.

Twitter Trend: #TextsReadAndDeleted
Explanation: People are tweeting about the texts you receive and read but just delete because they don’t deserve a reply.

Twitter Trend: Revolução Farroupilha
Explanation: The War of the Farrapos (meaning “rags” in English), or the Farroupilha Revolution, was a Republican uprising that began in southern Brazil, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in 1835. It is considered the second bloodiest civil war to have ever occurred in Brazil, after the War of Cabanagem. Every September 20th is a holiday in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil.

Twitter Trend: #BecauseImAGangsta
Explanation: People are saying outrageous things and justifying them by claiming that they’re “Gangsters”.

Twitter Trend: Kenny McKinley
Explanation: Kenny McKinley, a receiver for the Denver Broncos, was found dead in his apartment of an apparent suicide. He was placed on injured reserve this season. McKinley also played college ball for South Carolina

Twitter Trend: #MuchLove
Explanation: People RTing @ILoveTeenQuotes: “#muchlove to the people who don’t break hearts. Retweet this if you’re single!!” And now they are also expressing things & people they have much love for.

Twitter Trend: Twitter Got Hacked
Explanation: The Twitter site was flooded with tweets by users complaining of a “mouseover security flaw” or “Twitter got hacked:” http://www.mashable.com/2010/09/21/twitter-mouseover-bug/

Twitter Trend: Prinsjesdag
Explanation: Every year on the third Tuesday of September, the Dutch queen holds a speech in which the budget plans for the coming year are revealed, following a ceremonial trip in the ‘golden carriage’. Prinsjesdag means “Little Prince’s Day”

Monday, September 20, 2010

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Top 10 Twitter Trends for Sunday, September 19, 2010

Twitter Trend: #BecauseImAGangsta
Explanation: People are saying outrageous things and justifying them by claiming that they’re “Gangsters”.

Twitter Trend: Boardwalk Empire
Explanation: Boardwalk Empire is a new series premiering on HBO: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0979432/

Twitter Trend: #IReallyThink
Explanation: People are sharing what they truly feel about things (either honestly or ironically).

Twitter Trend: #IHaveAFriend
Explanation: People talking about the good and bad friends they have.

Twitter Trend: Brazil♥JustinBieber Brazil♥USmile
Explanation: Brazilian fans love Justin Bieber and want him to tour there.

Twitter Trend: Luan Santana morreu
There was a rumor that Brazilian singer Luan Santana had died. It was another death hoax by some Brazilian users.

Twitter Trend: TeAmoBieber♥ SpanishSpeakers♥Biebs
Explanation: Spanish-speaking fans of Justin Bieber are expressing their devotion for the Canadian singer.

Twitter Trend: Jeepers Creepers
Explanation: A scary movie from 2001 which was airing on TV: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0263488/

Twitter Trend: Hate Mondays
Explanation: People expressing their dislike for Monday, the first workday of the week for most people.

Twitter Trend: CHUPA PORCADA
Explanation: São Paulo football team beat Palmeiras in the Brazilian Championship. “Porcada” means a sow pig in Portuguese and is a nickname for the team. “Chupa” means “suck it.”

Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Top 10 Twitter Trends for Saturday, September 18, 2010

Twitter Trend: #IHaveAFriend
Explanation: People talking about the good and bad friends they have.

Twitter Trend: #MomsAlwaysToldMe
Explanation: Things everyone’s mom said to them when they were growing up.

Twitter Trend: Avalanche colorida
Explanation: Portuguese for “Avalanche Color” and refers to the Brazilian band Restart. They, and their fans, dress in colorful clothes so it is meant both as a compliment and said disparagingly.

Twitter Trend: Faustão morreu
Explanation: Faustão is a popular TV host from Brazil. There were rumors of his death on Saturday but they were untrue.

Twitter Trend: Yom Kippur
Explanation: Yom Kippur, known as the Day of Atonement, is a sacred day for the Jews. Jews fast in order to purify themselves and be written in the Book Of Life for the next (Jewish) year. The holiday began Friday, September 17th at sundown.

Twitter Trend: #UglyNames
Explanation: People are suggesting names (famous ones as well as ordinary ones) which they believe are the ugliest names they know.

Twitter Trend: Great North Run
Explanation: UK’s biggest half marathon is taking place on Sunday, September 19th. Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields.

Twitter Trend: International Talk Like
Explanation: September 19th marks the annual observance of “International Talk Like A Pirate Day.”

Twitter Trend: Labordeta
Explanation: José Antonio Labordeta, Spanish singer-songwriter, has reportedly passed away at the age of 75.

Twitter Trend: #VerifyStudioMama
Explanation: Justin Bieber’s fans want his mother’s account to be verified by Twitter.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

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Top 10 Twitter Trends for Friday, September 17, 2010

Twitter Trend: #MuchLove
Explanation: People RTing @ILoveTeenQuotes: “#muchlove to the people who don’t break hearts. Retweet this if you’re single!!”

Twitter Trend: #ICanDoWithout
Explanation: People tweet things & people that they can do without.

Twitter Trend: #UglyNames
Explanation: People are suggesting names (famous ones as well as ordinary ones) which they believe are the ugliest names they know.

Twitter Trend: Yom Kippur
Explanation: Yom Kippur, known as the Day of Atonement, is a sacred day for the Jews. Jews fast in order to purify themselves and be written in the Book Of Life for the next (Jewish) year. The holiday began Friday, September 17th at sundown.

Twitter Trend: Restart vaiado
Explanation: Portuguese for “Restart booed”. Everytime the Brazilian “happy rock” band Restart was awarded an award on the MTV Video Music Brazil awards, they were booed from the audience.

Twitter Trend: Pope
Explanation: Pope Benedict XVI, head of the Roman Catholic Church, is visiting the United Kingdom for the first time on the 16th Sept until the 19th Sept, 2010. People are tweeting about him and the recent sexual abuse scandals that threaten to overshadow his visit as well as their own opinions and feelings towards the Pope.

Twitter Ternd: #ReallyMeans
Explanation: Twitter users explain what the things they say really mean.

Twitter Trend: Oktoberfest
Explanation: Munich’s mayor has tapped the first keg, opening this year’s annual Oktoberfest in southern Germany, which receives millions of guests from around the globe.

Twitter Trend: Jimi Hendrix
Explanation: People are tweeting their thought, opinions and memories on the 40th Anniversary of the death of music icon, Jimi Hendrix.

Twitter Trend: #WestlifeAlbum11
Explanation: Fans are looking forward to Irish group Westlife’s 11th album.

Friday, September 17, 2010

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Top 10 Twitter Trends for Thursday, September 16, 2010

Twitter Trend: #NewTwitter
Explanation: Twitter is introducing a new, re-engineered Twitter.com website design & rolling out its features to users over the next few weeks. There will be the standard user timeline but underneath each Tweet is additional information and even embedded media (videos/photos). If you click on an individual Tweet, a details pane will slide to the right to reveal this extra content:  http://twitter.com/newtwitter

Twitter Trend: #ReallyMeans
Explanation: Twitter users explain what the things they say really mean.

Twitter Trend: #ICanDoWithout
Explanation: People tweet things they don’t need.

Twitter Trend: Erenice Guerra
Explanation: Erenice Guerra, the Brazilian president’s chief of staff, quit her post Thursday following the emergence of allegations earlier in the week that members of her family participated in an influence-peddling scheme involving government contracts.

Twitter Trend: LuanSantanaAdrenalina
Explanation: Luan Santana is a 19 year old Brazilian singer who has released two albums. His new record is called Adrenaline.

Twitter Trend: #Happy18thBDayNickJ
Explanation: Nick Jonas is 18 on Sept. 16, 2010.

Twitter Trend: Pope
Explanation: Pope Benedict XVI [16th], head of the Roman Catholic Church, is visiting the United Kingdom for the first time on the 16th Sept until the 19th Sept, 2010. People are tweeting about him and the recent sexual abuse scandals that threaten to overshadow his visit as well as their own opinions and feelings towards The Pope.

Twitter Trend: #SuJuIsTheBest
Explanation: Fans of the Korean band Super Junior are proclaiming it the best band.

Twitter Trend: IE9
Explanation: The Internet Explore 9 Beta now available for download:  http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Default.html

Twitter Trend: BoaSorteRestart
Explanation: Wishing the band Restart good luck on tonight’s MTV Video Music Brazil.

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