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Thursday, September 24, 2010

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Top 10 Twitter Trends for Wednesday, September 23, 2010

Twitter Trend: Deathly Hallows trailer
Explanation: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer for upcoming film has just been released: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810004780/video/22060274

Twitter Trend: #IHateWhenPeople
Explanation: People are tweeting about what they hate people doing or saying.

Twitter Trend: #NameSomethingAwful
Exlanation: People are naming things and behaviors that are absolutely appalling.

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.http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/i-team:-bishop-eddie-long-lawsuit-092110

Twitter Trend: #OKImLying
Explanation: People are confessing about lies they have told.

Twitter Trend: #ItAintGoodSex
Explanation: Sharing what can make sex a lousy experience.

Twitter Trend: UNIQLO LUCKY LINE
Explanation: Shoppers tweet their position in the Japanese clothing brand’s virtual shopping line to try and win prizes.

Twitter Trend: #ItsABritishThing
Explanation: Things, qualities or jokes which are uniquely British.

Twitter Trend: Mono Jojoy
Explanation: Colombia’s armed forces started a military operation that ended with the death of “Mono Jojoy”, the commander of the guerrilla group known as FARC.

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Written by Liz Pullen

September 23, 2010 at 2:22 PM

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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:” http://www.mashable.com/2010/09/21/twitter-mouseover-bug/

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”

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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Twitter Trend: Angola
Explanation: In its Monday game of the FIBA World Championship, USA moved into the Quarterfinals when it bested Angola, 121-66:

Twitter Trend: One Less Lonely Boy
Explanation: On the last concert of his summer tour, Justin Bieber’s crew pulled a prank on him. When he sang “One Less Lonely Girl” (which he usually sings to a female fan from the audience), they had him sing to a large man wearing a tiara: http://twitpic.com/2lq7hr

Twitter Trend: Transport/#TubeStrike/Tube/Strike/TLF
Explanation: Millions of Londoners have been attempting to travel home amid a major Tube strike affecting nearly all its lines.  Services on all but the Northern Line were suspended or delayed in the first in a series of 24-hour strikes. TLF stands for Transport For London: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

Twitter Trend:  Luana Piovani
Explanation: Luana Piovani is a Brazilian actress & model. Popular Twitter user Rafinha Bastos Tweeted: “The Brazilian Congress has recently approved an amendment to Maria da Penha law: She ñ is valid + p / Luana Piovani.” Maria da Penha law is a Brazilian law against domestic abuse.

Twitter Trend: Engels
Explanation: Engels is the Dutch word that translates to “‘English.” It might refer to student language examinations.

Twitter Trend: Cliquem/#octanefx
Explanation: A link passing through Twitter that reportedly is a virus. Cliquem is Portuguese for “click”.

Twitter Trend: Homepage/Doodle
Explanation: This trend refers to Google’s animated homepage for September 7th which features animated colored dots moving around the page: http://www.google.com/webhp?gl=us

Twitter Trend: Hoarders/#Hoarders/Sir Patrick
Explanation: Hoarders is a reality show on the cable channel A&E about people who compulsively collect items and are unable to throw things away. Sir Patrick was featured on the Season 3 opener. He collected dolls, art, crystal and other “pretty things.”

Twitter Trend: Barnaby
Explanation: Barnaby Joyce is a Senator from Queensland for the National Party of Australia. He is involved with the debate about national broadband network (NBN) for rural areas of Australia.

Twitter Trend: Admiral Ackbar
Explanation: Ole Miss students nominated Admiral Ackbar (from Star Wars) to become their mascot.

Written by Liz Pullen

September 7, 2010 at 3:46 PM