Top Twitter trends of 2010 tracked

Gulf oil spill tops the trending list, Paul the predicting octopus comes in tenth.

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Top Twitter trends of 2010 tracked Hindsight 2010 has released the top ten Twitter trends for 2010 which include the controversial Vuvuzela and Paul the octopus.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  December 14, 2010

Hindsight 2010 has released the top ten Twitter trends of 2010, taken from the 25 billion tweets that were sent out during the year.

The top ten indicate what was important to the world's Twitterati during the year and what affected people's lives the most.

Top of the Twitter trends list was the Gulf Oil Spill. Approximately 500,000 tonnes of oil leaked from the Deepwater Horizon rig into the Gulf of Mexico and the oil spill was so large, it could be seen from space.

The second most popular topic was the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Thirty-two teams played in nine host cities across the country. The final was won by Spain.

The Hollywood blockbuster, Inception, was the next most tweeted topic. The film by Christopher Nolan and was officially budgeted at $160 million.The Haiti Earthquake is fourth on the list. The natural disaster left 1.3 million people homeless, according to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The South African FIFA World Cup was not without controversy and the fifth most tweeted topic, the Vuvuzela, was top of the controversy list. The plastic Vuvuzela horns were blown constantly during matches leading to disputes across the media whether they should be banned or not.
Apple's new offering, the iPad was the sixth hot topic on the Tweet list, the device was the first of its kind to hit the market.
Google Android was the seventh most Tweeted topic. The free operating system has become popular in smartphones and the new version, Android 2.3, or Gingerbread has just hit the market.
Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber was a hit on Twitter and managed the eighth spot on the list. The Canadian singing sensation was discovered in 2008 after a producer saw him singing on a YouTube video.
The seventh and final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows came in at ninth on the list.
The final hit on the Twitter list was Pulpo Paul, the octopus from Germany that successfully predicted the winner of seven of Germany's games in the 2010 FIFA World Cup as well as correctly picking the final World Cup winner. Sadly Paul passed away on October 26th this year.

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