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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.

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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.

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.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Top 10 Twitter Trends for Tuesday, September 14, 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: #YouDeserveAShoutOut
Explanation:  People are giving each other attention.

Twitter Trend:  Meat Dress
Explanation: Lady Gaga accepted the award for Video of the Year (for “Bad Romance”) at MTV’s VMAs Sunday, Sept. 12th wearing a dress, shoes and purse made out of pieces of raw meat.

(Source: http://blog.seattlepi.com)

Twitter Trend: Ley Seca
Explanation: Mexico’s Independence Day (and Bicentennial) is September 16th and Mexico is having a dry spell from alcohol for 3 days.

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:#AintNothingSexyAbout
Explanation: People are tweeting what human characteristics aren’t sexy.

Twitter Trend: Raven Symone
Explanation: Former Disney & Cosby star Raven-Symoné was on BET’s 106 & Park and The Wendy Williams Show promoting her new Disney movie, “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue”.

Twitter Trend: Male Strippers
Explanation: Male strippers were featured on the U.S. TV series Bad Girls Club Tuesday night.

Twitter Trend: Torre Eiffel
Explanation: The Eiffel Tower and the surrounding area were evacuated for a bomb threat.

Twitter Trend: Nerd Khun
Explanation: Nichkhun is a member of South Korean boy band 2PM. Nerd Khun refers to a photograph he tweeted in which he is wearing nerdy glasses.