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Twitter Trends Explained!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

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Twitter Trend: Rosh/Jewish/Shana Tov
Explanation:  Rosh Hashanah, also called the Jewish New Year, is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”) which are days specifically set aside to focus on repentance that conclude with the holiday of Yom Kippur. “Shana Tov” is a holiday greeting:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosh_Hashanah

Twitter Trend: Piers Morgan
Explanation: British TV host & reality show judge Piers Morgan chosen to replace Larry King on CNN.

Twitter Trend: Serbia
Explanation:  Serbia’s basketball team knocked defending champ Spain out of the World Championship Wednesday, Sept. 8th, in a 92-89 quarterfinal victory.

Twitter Trend: Grammys
Explanation: The nominees for the Latin Grammy Awards were announced: http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2010/09/latin-grammy-nominees-include-past-champs-juan-luis-guerra-and-alejandro-sánz-.html

Twitter Trend: Navarro
Explanation: Juan Carlos Navarro is a player on Spain’s team in the FIBA World Championship. Spain just lost to Serbia, 89-92: http://espn.go.com/extra/fiba/boxscore?gameId=300911051

Twitter Trend: Rich Cronin/Cronin/LFO
Explanation:  On September 8, Rich Cronin, a member of 1990s boy band LFO, lost his battle with acute myelogenous leukemia at the age of 35.

Twitter Trend: #FootballerFilms
Explanation: Users are taking movie titles and replacing a word with the name of a football player or team.

Twitter Trend:  Soderling
Explanation: Robin Soderling lost to Roger Federer in the U.S. Open quarterfinal match.

Twitter Trend: Hellcats
Explanation:  The new cheerleading series “Hellcats” starring High School Musical’s Ashley Tisdale premiered on Sept. 8th on the CW cable channel.

Twitter Trend: #Gyao_Glay
Explanation: Glay is a rock/pop band from Hakoate, Hokkaidō, Japan formed by guitarist Takuro and vocalist Teru during high school in 1988

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