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Posted at 9:38 AM ET, 12/13/2010

Another top ten: The Twitter year in review

By Hayley Tsukayama

'Tis the season of year-end lists and everyone is releasing their 2010 summaries. As Rob mentioned this morning, YouTube put its list up over the weekend. Now Twitter has joined the nostalgia bandwagon, naming the top ten trends mentioned in a whopping 25 billion tweets for the year.

The World Cup is the clear winner of Twitter buzzdom, with three of the top ten trending topics -- FIFA World Cup, Vuvuzela and Pulpo Paul, the late psychic cephalopod who aced his World Cup predictions. (For those like me who don't speak Spanish, pulpo is the Spanish word for octopus.)

Top 10 Twitter 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

For the curious, Twitter recently published an explanation of how it determines what's trending in response to accusations that the site was muffling talk about Wikileaks. For a different take on Twitter 2010, you can also read Time Magazine's interpretation of the year in Twitter from last Thursday.

What were you tweeting about in 2010?

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 13, 2010; 9:38 AM ET
Categories:  Digital culture, Social media, The Web  
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None. Don't have a Twitter acccount.

Posted by: docchari | December 13, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Ditto, my life is just not that interesting

Posted by: tbva | December 13, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

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