Current Twitter trends: Chilean miners rescued, Cutthroat
Thursday 14 October 2010
The most talked about topic in the microblogs on the morning of October 14 is the term "Chilean miner."
People all over the world tuned in to TV news broadcasts to watch as the 33 trapped Chilean miners were rescued from the mine site they had been trapped in for the last two months.
Twitter is awash with tweets and topics relating to the rescue: "Chilean miner" is in second place, "Miners Rescued" is in third place, and "Rescatistas," the Spanish word for "Rescuers," is in tenth place.
"#ThisIsEpic," promoted by American carrier Sprint, is in first place.
In fourth and fifth places are the memes "#iloveitwhen" and "#thatwouldbeawesome."
"#myhomelesssignwouldsay" follows behind in sixth place as people on Twitter use their 140 characters to tweet about what they would write on a sign if they were homeless.
"My other cardboard is my sweet bedroom," "I lost my job for being on Twitter all day" and "my father was killed by ninjas need money 4 karate lessons!" read tweets.
"????" re-appears on the charts in seventh place, the "Cutthroat" edition of reality TV series Real World/Road Rules Challenge is in eighth place and the " Jersey Shore" episode of South Park has pushed "Jersey Thing" into ninth place on the charts.
The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on October 14 at 7:30 AM GMT are:
- #ThisIsEpic (Promoted)
- Chilean miner (new)
- Miners Rescued (new)
- #iloveitwhen (new)
- #thatwouldbeawesome (new)
- #myhomelesssignwouldsay (new)
- ???? (re-entry)
- Cutthroat (new)
- Jersey Thing (new)
- Rescatistas (new)
Life & Style blogs
Who is Teresa Fidalgo? Debunking the fake ghost story that's got Instagram spooked
Scottish salmon sales leap as Asia develops a taste
Grim second life of the 'breastaurant': The oft-loathed sector is booming in the States thanks to Hooters, Twin Peaks and Tilted Kilt
Health: When masturbation can be fatal: The practice of auto-erotic asphyxia is often concealed by a coroner's verdict. Monique Roffey looks at a lethal taboo
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 AirAsia flight QZ8501 missing: Plane carrying 162 passengers from Indonesia to Singapore disappears over Java Sea
- 5 Naomi Wolf reacts to Isis 'conspiracy theories' critism after she questions whether beheading videos are real
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£30000 - £50000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you a Web Developer looking...
£35000 - £45000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Moodle Developer (PHP ,Linux, Apache...
£17000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...
£21000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Award-winning pharma softw...