25 billion Tweets sent in 2010, top trends revealed

25 billion Tweets sent in 2010, top trends revealedFresh up on Twitter’s own blog is their list of the biggest Trends of the year, compiled from the 25 billion Tweets that were sent in 2010.

Describing Twitter Trends as “a window into what the world is talking about,” the company has listed the most popular subjects across eight categories: News Events, People, Movies, Television, Technology, World Cup, Sports and Hashtags

Here’s the overall Top 10Twitter Trends of 2010:

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 (the World Cup score predicting octopus)

25 billion Tweets sent in 2010, top trends revealed

When it comes to the technology top ten, it was no surprise to see hype spinners deluxe Apple dominating the chart:

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

US focus

Although Twitter has proved an international hit, its strong American focus becomes apparent in the sports category with Lebron James (who?) being the most talked about sports topic, along with several other sportsmen that we imagine a large chunk of theglobe has  never heard of:

1. Lebron James
2. Wimbledon
3. Manchester United
4. Brock Lesnar
5. Celtics
6. Brett Favre
7. Tony Parker
8. Antonio Margarito
9. Blake Griffin
10. Mike Vick

[2010 Trends on Twitter ]