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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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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.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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Top 10 Twitter Trends for Monday, September 13, 2010

Twitter Trend: Dear Taylor Swift
Explanation: People are writing Tweets as if they were letters to Taylor Swift and sharing their thoughts & opinions about the premiere of her latest song, “Innocent” at the 2010 MTV VMAs.

Twitter Trend: Jared Leto
Explanation: Singer of the band 30 Seconds To Mars which won the 2010 MTV VMA Best Rock Video for “Kings and Queens”.

Twitter Trend: #LetShaveAToast
Explanation: In Kanye West’s new song “Runaway”, the chorus is “Let’s have a toast for the douchebags/Let’s have a toast for the a-holes…/Baby, I’ve got a plan/Run away as fast as you can.” The song has inspired people to tweet about things that they should toast to.

Twitter Trend: MTV VMA
Explanation:  People are tweeting their opinions of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards that aired Sunday night, commenting on winners, performances, outfits & mishaps that occurred during the show.

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 that appeared to be made out of pieces of raw meat.

Twitter Trend: #BornThisWay
Explanation: Lady Gaga confirmed on the 2010 MTV Video Music Award show that “Born This Way” will be her 3rd studio album.

Twitter Trend: Rafael Nadal
Explanation: Rafael Nadal won the U.S. Open Men’s Single Final over Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

Twitter Trend:#AfterINut
Explanation:  Some men are explaining what they do after an orgasm.

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

Twitter Trend: #RIPTupac
Explanation: Monday, September 13th is the 14th anniversary of the death of Tupac Shakur’s death.

Monday, September 13, 2010

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Top 10 Twitter Trends for Sunday, September 12, 2010

Twitter Trend: Jared Leto
Explanation: Singer of the band 30 Seconds To Mars which won the 2010 MTV VMA Best Rock Video for “Kings and Queens”.

Twitter Trend: Dear Taylor Swift
Explanation: People are writing Tweets as if they were letters and sharing their thoughts & opinions about the premiere of her latest song, “Innocent” at the 2010 MTV VMAs.

Twitter Trend: Tio Guto Bundudo
Explanation: Portuguese for “Uncle Guto Butt”. There is a very long explanation involving pop culture personalities in Brazil, Brazilian TV shows and an exchange of Tweets. But it is basically a Brazilian Twitter joke.

Twitter Trend: PowerPuff Girls
Explanation: People are talking about their favorite memories of the PowerPuff Girls and their favorite character from the show. The trend originally started trending on Saturday, Sept. 11th, when the show aired on TRANS7, one of Indonesia’s TV stations. But it trended all weekend long.

Twitter Trend: #CartoonsIWillNeverForget
Explanation: People tweet about cartoons they will always remember from their childhood.

Twitter Trend: Lip Synching
Explanation: Users are speculating over which singers/rappers were lip synching at the MTV VMAs Sunday, Sept. 12th.

Twitter Trend: Everybody Hates Restart
Explanation: As a reaction to Restart’s fans’ trends, users are expressing their dislike of the Brazilian band.

Twitter Trend: MTV VMA/VMAs
Explanation: People are tweeting their opinions of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards that aired on Sunday, Sept. 12th., commenting on winners, appearances, clothing and songs sung during the telecast.

Twitter Trend: CALA BOCA COLORIDAS
Explanation: It means “Shut up Colorful” in reference to the fans of the Brazilian band ‘Restart’. It is a reaction to the frequent Trending Topics saying how great the band members are.

Twitter Trend: Claude Chabrol
Explanation: Claude Chabrol, film director and member of the French New Wave group of film-makers, has died at the age 80.

Data Source: What The Trend

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

Thursday, September 9, 2010

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Twitter Trend: Rosh/Jewish/Shana Tov
Explanation:  Rosh Hashanah, also called the Jewish New Year, is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”) which are days specifically set aside to focus on repentance that conclude with the holiday of Yom Kippur. “Shana Tov” is a holiday greeting:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosh_Hashanah

Twitter Trend: Piers Morgan
Explanation: British TV host & reality show judge Piers Morgan chosen to replace Larry King on CNN.

Twitter Trend: Serbia
Explanation:  Serbia’s basketball team knocked defending champ Spain out of the World Championship Wednesday, Sept. 8th, in a 92-89 quarterfinal victory.

Twitter Trend: Grammys
Explanation: The nominees for the Latin Grammy Awards were announced: http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2010/09/latin-grammy-nominees-include-past-champs-juan-luis-guerra-and-alejandro-sánz-.html

Twitter Trend: Navarro
Explanation: Juan Carlos Navarro is a player on Spain’s team in the FIBA World Championship. Spain just lost to Serbia, 89-92: http://espn.go.com/extra/fiba/boxscore?gameId=300911051

Twitter Trend: Rich Cronin/Cronin/LFO
Explanation:  On September 8, Rich Cronin, a member of 1990s boy band LFO, lost his battle with acute myelogenous leukemia at the age of 35.

Twitter Trend: #FootballerFilms
Explanation: Users are taking movie titles and replacing a word with the name of a football player or team.

Twitter Trend:  Soderling
Explanation: Robin Soderling lost to Roger Federer in the U.S. Open quarterfinal match.

Twitter Trend: Hellcats
Explanation:  The new cheerleading series “Hellcats” starring High School Musical’s Ashley Tisdale premiered on Sept. 8th on the CW cable channel.

Twitter Trend: #Gyao_Glay
Explanation: Glay is a rock/pop band from Hakoate, Hokkaidō, Japan formed by guitarist Takuro and vocalist Teru during high school in 1988

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Twitter Trend: Spin Crowd/#SpinCrowd
Explanation: E! channel ‘The Spin Crowd’ is a reality series that takes a look at the behind-the-scenes world of Los Angeles celebrity public relations. It airs Monday night at 10:30 pm.

Twitter Trend: Caroline/Jacqueline/Housewives/Reunion Part/RHONJ Reunion
Explanation: These are cast members of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Bravo aired their Reunion, Pt. 2 episode Monday night (September 6th). It was apparently very, uh, dynamic.

Twitter Trend: Barroso
Explanation: Speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in his first State of the Union speech, European Commission president José Manuel Barroso called for the creation of bonds to fund infrastructure projects and tackle unemployment across the continent.

Twitter Trend: Asturias
Explanation:  The Prince of Asturias Awards are a series of prizes awarded by the Spanish Prince of Asturias Foundation  to individuals or organizations who make notable achievements in the humanities, sciences or public affairs

Twitter Trend: Eid
Explanation: This week, the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan ends with Eid al-Fitr. Eid is normally marked by public holidays throughout the Muslim world.

Twitter Trend: Willow
Explanation: 9 year old Willow Smith, the daughter of Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, released a song called “Whip My Hair.”

Twitter Trend: #semeuke
Explanation: Japanese Twitters use a quiz website called Shindanmaker. Each quiz generates a different hashtag: http://shindanmaker.com/46480

Twitter Trend: Charice
Explanation: On September 7th, Filipina singer Charice Pempengco joined the cast members of Glee Season 2 during the show’s premiere party held at the Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. Twitter users from the Philippines are very excited about her joining the cast.

Twitter Trend: Anarchy/Sons
Explanation: It refers to the FX cable channel TV series “Sons of Anarchy” about an outlaw motorcycle gang in Northern California. Season 3 premiered on Tuesday, Sept. 7th.

Twitter Trend: #PMQS
Explanation: Prime Minister’s Question Time (or PMQs) is an opportunity for British MPs (Members of Parliament) from all parties to question the PM on any subject. It lasts for about 30 minutes and usually focuses on the key issues of the day