And the top ten trending topics on Twitter for 2010 are...

There are 95 million tweets sent every day on Twitter. The social network has become an invaluable resource for finding breaking news, disseminating content and tapping into the zeitgeist. Here are the most tweeted trends of the past year.

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

Twitter has blogged about its findings, saying:  "From earthquakes and politics to popstars and hashtags, Twitter Trends are a window into what the world is talking about. An astounding 25 billion Tweets were sent 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."

The 'Top Ten Twitter Trends' list is an interesting mix of fluff and fact, the sensational and the downright banal. Did you tap into the Twitter trend by tweeting on these topics? Tweeting on popular trends can be a valuable way of gaining new followers and establishing yourself as a current affairs pundit. If you're new to Twitter, check out our Twitter eBook to find out why you should be tweeting - and what about.

Twitter has also released the top ten hashtags of the year. It's worth taking a gander at these if you're considering running a hashtag campaign for your business. They're all incredible simple, easy to understand, and none take up more than 20 characters.

1.       #rememberwhen

2.       #slapyourself

3.       #confessiontime

4.       #thingsimiss

5.       #ohjustlikeme

6.       #wheniwaslittle

7.       #haveuever

8.       #icantlivewithout

9.       #thankful

10.   #2010disappointments

Smarta's running its own hashtag campaign as we speak. We've tapped into the spirit of giving at Christmas to offer businesses the chance to boost sales during the festive season by offering discounts and deals to the Smarta network.

And there's more.  If you're a glutton for lists, here are the news events, people and technology categories that have got the Twitter community a-chatting this year.

News events

1.       Gulf Oil Spill

2.       Haiti Earthquake

3.       Pakistan Floods

4.       Koreas Conflict

5.       Chilean Miners Rescue

6.       Chavez Tas Ponchao

7.       Wikileaks Cablegate

8.       Hurricane Earl

9.       Prince Williams Engagement

10.   World Aids Day

People

1.       Justin Bieber

2.       Dilma Rouseff

3.       Lady Gaga

4.       Julian Assange

5.       Mel Gibson

6.       Lil Kim

7.       Zilda Arns

8.       Kate Middleton

9.       Kim Hee Chul

10.   Joannie Rochette

Technology

1.       Apple iPad

2.       Google Android

3.       Apple iOS

4.       Apple iPhone

5.       Call of Duty Black Ops

6.       New Twitter

7.       HTC

8.       RockMelt

9.       MacBook Air

10.   Google Instant

You can view the other lists on the Twitter website

 

 

 

 

We use cookies to create the most secure and effective website possible for our customers. Full details can be found here