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Twitter Trends Explained!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

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Twitter Trend: Portnoy/Dream Theater
Explanation:  Mike Portnoy, the drummer of the bands Dream Theater & Avenged Sevenfold, said he is quitting Dream Theater because he wants to take a break.

Twitter Trend: #TheNines
Explanation: #TheNines is a conference occurring on 9/9 (September 9th). http://thenines.leadnet.org/live/live.html

Twitter Trend: Zvonareva
Explanation: Vera Zvonareva defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-3 in the U.S. Open and is headed to the Women Singles Final.

Twitter Trend: Russell Westbrook
Explanation: Russell Westbrook is on the USA team for the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey.

Twitter Trend: #NeverForget
Explanation: People remembering the tragedy of 9/11 in the U.S. are saying they will never forget.

Twitter Trend: Ganesh Charturthi/Ganesh
Explanation: Ganesh is a Hindu God and today is celebrated as the birthday of the Lord Ganesha. The festival is known as Ganesha Sathurthi in North India and as Vinayaka Sathurthi in South India: http://hinduism.about.com/od/festivalsholidays/a/ganeshchaturthi.htm

Twitter Trend: #StandUpToCancer/Billie/Watching Stand/Stevie Wonder
Explanation: Stand Up to Cancer was an hour-long charity telethon being broadcast on most major TV stations on Friday, September 10th. It featured actors, singers, cancer survivors & doctors working on cancer research.

Twitter Trend: Fashion Week/#NYFW/FNO/#FNO
Explanation: This week was the beginning of Fashion Week in New York City which features runway shows from many notable designers. Friday, September 10th, was Fashion Night Out which featured open couture & boutiques, sales & parties.

Twitter Trend: VMA/VMAS
Explanation:  The MTV channel’s Music Video Awards will be telecast on Sunday, September 12th. It will feature musical performances by artists including Kanye West, Drake, Justin Bieber & Nicki Minaj.

Twitter Trend: #DontYouJustHateItWhen
Explanation: Yet another hashtag where users talk about what they hate or find annoying. It’s a popular theme

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