Top Twitter trends of 2010

CNET's Natali Morris talks to Twitter co-founder Biz Stone about Twitter's top trends of the year. Justin Bieber is the only living human on the list, trending behind the Gulf oil spill and FIFA World Cup.


Justin Bieber is the only living human on Twitter's list of top trends of 2010. The young singer holds the No. 8 spot behind Google Android and Apple iPad.

The top three terms are, unsurprisingly: Gulf oil spill, FIFA World Cup, and "Inception," referring to the Leonardo DiCaprio blockbuster film.

We interviewed Twitter co-founder Biz Stone about the list on Friday.

Other top trends included the vuvuzela and Pulpo Paul, the World Cup-predicting octopus. Stone said that nothing was particularly surprising. But when it comes to Twitter trends, he has learned not to be surprised.

Twitter breaks down its list by news event, people, movies, television, technology, world cup, sports, and hashtags.

The top hashtag for the year was #rememberwhen, referring to the trend of users reminiscing about happier times. The full list can be found here.

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