Top Twitter trends in 2010

Twitter has released its list of top 2010 trends. There were over 25 billion Tweets sent in in 2010, everything from Gulf Oil Spill to Justin Bieber.

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Today, Twitter has released its list of top 2010 trends.

A staggering 25 billion tweets were sent in 2010 and this lists is a representation of what those tweets were all about.

A Twitter representative blogged;

“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.”

Please see below the lists of the top overall trends followed by the top ten trends for different categories:

Top overall trends

  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • FIFA World Cup
  • Inception
  • Haiti Earthquake
  • Vuvuzela
  • Apple iPad
  • Google Android
  • Justin Bieber
  • Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
  • Pulpo Paul

News events

  • Gulf Oil Spill
  • Haiti Earthquake
  • Pakistan Floods
  • Koreas Conflict
  • Chilean Miners Rescue
  • Chavez Tas Ponchao
  • Wikileaks Cablegate
  • Hurricane Earl
  • Prince Williams Engagement
  • World Aids Day


  • Justin Bieber
  • Dilma Rouseff
  • Lady Gaga
  • Julian Assange
  • Mel Gibson
  • Lil Kim
  • Zilda Arns
  • Kate Middleton
  • Kim Hee Chul
  • Joannie Rochette


  • Inception
  • Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Despicable Me
  • Karate Kid
  • The Last Airbender
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • The Expendables
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Paranormal Activity 2


  • MTV Music Video Awards
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • True Blood
  • Walking Dead
  • Grammy Awards
  • Glee
  • Family Guy
  • CSI
  • MTV Movie Awards
  • American Music Awards


  • Apple iPad
  • Google Android
  • Apple iOS
  • Apple iPhone
  • Call of Duty Black Ops
  • New Twitter
  • HTC
  • RockMelt
  • MacBook Air
  • Google Instant

World Cup

  • FIFA World Cup
  • Vuvuzela
  • Pulpo Paul
  • Dunga
  • Diego Maradona
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Cala Boca Galvao
  • Lionel Messi
  • Oranje
  • Felipe Melo


  • Lebron James
  • Wimbledon
  • Manchester United
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Celtics
  • Brett Favre
  • Tony Parker
  • Antonio Margarito
  • Blake Griffin
  • Mike Vick


  • #rememberwhen
  • #slapyourself
  • #confessiontime
  • #thingsimiss
  • #ohjustlikeme
  • #wheniwaslittle
  • #haveuever
  • #icantlivewithout
  • #thankful
  • #2010disappointments

As you can see, it’s a mixed bag.

The technology list is perhaps the only one we can relate to, having tweeted and blogged about most of the topics ourselves (RockMelt, Google Instant…).

There’s also a distinct American feel to the list, which isn’t too surprising considering the US accounts for approximately 30 percent of all tweets worldwide.

With Twitter expanding it’s services and languages, it will be interesting to see what trends 2011 brings… hopefully not Bieber.

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