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Thursday, September 16, 2010

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Top 10 Twitter Trends for Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Twitter Trend: #YouDeserveAShoutOut
Explanation:  People are giving each other attention.

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

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: Agatha Christie
Explanation: Google featured a new Google Doodle (logo) in Britain & Ireland to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth:
Agatha Christie Google Doodle
(Source: Google)

Twitter Trend: #RockRetractions
Explanation: A prompt for Twitter users to come up with witty lines derived from rock songs.

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

Twitter Trend: #HowToPissWhitePeopleOff
Explanation: People are suggesting ways to annoy “white people”.

Twitter Trend: Pope Benedict
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: Donnell
Explanation: Christine O’Donnell is the new GOP nominee for the Delaware Senate seat, having benefited from tea party support.

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

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