The Year in Twitter Trends: From #GulfOilSpill to #InHighSchool and #Iran

Monday, December 13, 2010

Over the past year, one good way to understand what people in the world are talking about has been to follow the trending topics on Twitter, usually preceded by a hashtag (#). From movies, to revolutions and natural disasters — love it or hate it — Twitter helped the world understand its own conversations in 2010. We take a look at some of the trending topics of the year.  

Comments [1]

Brendan Turley via Facebook from Miami, Fla.

What about the midterm elections? Is pop-culture so detached from politics and sick of the bickering? Maybe that is the problem. With all the impasse in the legislature, most people don't care and focus their attention on diversions. Obama once alluded to the possibility that maybe our government is outdated by the internet and social media. Traffic is so fast on the internet and the debate in Congress goes too slow for most Americans to take but a passing interest in.

Dec. 13 2010 01:36 PM

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