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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:”

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”


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