C/Net did a video on the Top Twitter Trends for 2010, and amazingly they noted that it has grown from just 3 million accounts in 2008 to some 175 million plus today!
Wow, now that's a lot of growth and a lot of tweets.
Interestingly, only some 8% of those accounts come from Tweeter's home base in the U.S., while the majority are from overseas thus giving Twitter a unique perspective on what the world is currently thinking about on any one subject.
As the Giz further points out, out of the 24 billion tweets or so, the only top tech trends were for the iPad at number six, closely followed by Android at number 7. According to Twitter's official blog, the top ten Twitter trends for the year are as follows:
I'm not surprised to see either the iPad or Android included, but I am somewhat surprised that neither the iPhone 4 or Windows Mobile 7 made the cut, let alone much more important subjects such as the world economic crisis. As far as the 'Bieber' goes, well he's the only person to actually make the top ten, something that leaves me scratching my head, but then again, I'm not some young teen girl, so what in blazes do I know? And Pulpo Paul? Who, or what in hell, is that? I never heard of Pulpo Paul before, so I don't have the foggiest clue?
In conclusion, as interesting as Twitter Top Trends might be, I'm not sure what value to place on them, since Twitter itself points out these subjects are only what people are currently tweeting about, and since we know that people are a very fickle bunch, what they think is hot one day, well they'll drop like a hot potato the next. However, that said, I'm still quite eager to find out what will make Twitter's Top Trends for 2011.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Monday, December 13, 2010