Twitter Trends 2010

Earlier today, Twitter released its Top 10 Twitter Trends of 2010. In order to identify the top trends of the year, the Twitter team analyzed a staggering 25 billion Tweets – the total number of Tweets sent this year. Additional data was taken from the top categories: News Events, People, Movies, Television, Technology, World Cup, Sports and Hashtags. Each trend that made it to the Top 10 list is not determined by a keyword(s) but includes multiple related terms, in order to show a more accurate view of the most popular topics that users talked about in 2010.

These Trends indicate the things that are most meaningful in our lives. Each day on Twitter, people tweet about news, sports, entertainment and cool new technology–and everything else in between. The list of 2010 Twitter Trends reflects what’s happening in our world, demonstrates the power of turning any event or story into a shared experience, and underscores Twitter’s value as a real-time information network.

Top 10 Twitter Trends of 2010

  1. Gulf Oil Spill
  2. FIFA World Cup
  3. Inception
  4. Haiti Earthquake
  5. Vuvuzela
  6. Apple iPad
  7. Google Android
  8. Justin Bieber
  9. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
  10. Pulpo Paul
  11. Just like in Yahoo’s Top 10 Searches for 2010, the BP Gulf Oil Spill is the most popular topic/trend in Twitter’s Top 10 Twitter Trends for 2010. It’s surprising to see Inception take the #3 spot and be ahead of the Haiti Earthquake, the Apple iPad or even Justin Bieber. Its also interesting to see Pulpo Paul aka Paul the Octopus making it to the Top 10.

    Btw, I’ll also be publishing the Google Zeitgeist 2010 later today which features the top searches according to Google Search.

    For those of you who are on Twitter, which of these topics/trends did you Tweet about the most this year? The BP Gulf Oil Spill? The Apple iPad? Google Android? The Haiti Earthquake? Please share your thoughts.

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  • JP Habaradas, December 14, 2010 @ 1:55 PM Reply

    @reyjr – That’s right. I was also expecting it to be on the top searched list. Maybe if it happened a bit earlier in the year, it would’ve made it to the list. :)

  • reyjr, December 14, 2010 @ 1:52 AM Reply

    Interesting that the Chilean miners did not make it on the list. :D

  • JP Habaradas, December 13, 2010 @ 8:40 PM Reply

    @icechen1 – too, I guess there a lot of people who only heard about the vuvuzela during the World Cup and searched about it on the Internet to find out what it was. :D

  • Icechen1, December 13, 2010 @ 8:35 PM Reply

    Surprised to find Vuvuzela in the list, haha.

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