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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 12/14/2010

Facebook Memes 2010

By Hayley Tsukayama


Ready for another top ten list? Facebook released its "memology" for 2010 on Tuesday morning. (Disclaimer: Washington Post Co. chairman Don Graham sits on Facebook's board of directors.) Parts of the list seem awfully familiar given Google, Twitter and YouTube's summaries for the year -- World Cup, Haiti, iPad and, yes, Justin Bieber -- but there are a few differences.

The top meme was the acronym HMU, or "hit me up," as in, "Let me know what your plans are." The acronym, which was hardly used in 2009, reached 80,000 mentions a day by the end of the summer.

Another surprise was "airplanes." They certainly aren't a new concept, so why was that word trending this year? Facebook credits the hit song "Airplanes" with the jump, particularly the line, "Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars."


Facebook Memology, 2010:

1. HMU
2. World Cup
3. Movies
4. iPad and iPhone 4
5. Haiti
6. Justin Bieber
7. Games on Facebook
8. Mineros/Miners
9. Airplanes
10. 2011


HMU with your thoughts on what was big on Facebook this year. (And tell me if I'm using that right.)

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 14, 2010; 10:10 AM ET
 
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