25 Billion Tweets – Twitter Release Top Trends

Twitter has really taken off in the last two years or so, and with 25 Billion tweets so far this year, it doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of slowing down. Twitter have announced the top trends from this year to give us an insight into what the whole twitter universe is “tweeting” about.

Twitters Jodi Olson said

“These trends indicated the things that are most meaningful in our lives,” Twitter’s Jodi Olson said in a blog post. “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.”

Twitter released not only the top trends overall, but also split up the top tweets into categories. These include news events, people, movies, television, technology, world cup, sports, and hashtags.


So without further ado, here are the top tweets!

Top Tweets

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

News Events:
1. Gulf Oil Spill
2. Haiti Earthquake
3. Pakistan Floods
4. Koreas Conflict
5. Chilean Miners Rescue

1. Justin Bieber
2. Dilma Rouseff
3. Lady Gaga
4. Julian Assange
5. Mel Gibson

1. Inception
2. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows
3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
4. Despicable Me
5. Karate Kid

1. MTV Music Video Awards
2. Pretty Little Liars
3. True Blood
4. Walking Dead
5. Grammy Awards

1. Apple iPad
2. Google Android
3. Apple iOS
4. Apple iPhone
5. Call of Duty Black Ops

World Cup:
1. FIFA World Cup
2. Vuvuzela
3. Pulpo Paul
4. Dunga
5. Diego Maradona

1. Lebron James
2. Wimbledon
3. Manchester United
4. Brock Lesnar
5. Celtics

1. #rememberwhen
2. #slapyourself
3. #confessiontime (Hashtag started by Usher)
4. #thingsimiss
5. #ohjustlikeme

There has been some people questioning why the likes of Wikileaks hasn’t managed to make the list, but Twitter have ruled out any censoring and say there is no bias in the way their trends are worked out.

“Twitter Trends are automatically generated by an algorithm that attempts to identify topics that are being talked about more right now than they were previously,The Trends list is designed to help people discover the ‘most breaking’ breaking news from across the world, in real-time. The Trends list captures the hottest emerging topics, not just what’s most popular.”

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1,093 Responses to 25 Billion Tweets – Twitter Release Top Trends

  1. Best Website Designer December 14, 2010 at 5:01 am #

    I remember twitter 3 years back. Some of my friends refused to visit it saying that tweeting is boring. But now, millions of people are visiting twitter everyday… According to me the people in the age group 12-18 are the majority. All companies maintain a page on Twitter just for Marketing Purpose, but I have never made a sale or got a good prospective clients via twitter, in this 3 years…

  2. Sarah Jones December 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    Day by day, Twitters reach is improving and there is not doubt about these topics getting more tweets, as they have been the talk of the season.
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    All companies maintain a page on Twitter just for Marketing Purpose, but I have never made a sale or got a good prospective clients via twitter, in this 3 years…

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