Current Twitter trends: Greg Giraldo, Alberto Contador doping scandal, 'The Flintstones'
Thursday 30 September 2010
The name of 44-year-old American comedian "Greg Giraldo" has taken the top position on Twitter's most talked about topics on the morning of September 30.
Giraldo died on September 29 after a suspected accidental overdose of prescription pills and Twitter users are passing on their condolences to his friends and family.
In second place is the name of Spanish Tour de France winner "Alberto Contador."
The news of Contador's doping scandal is traveling quickly across the microblogs as people tweet, "Alberto Contador tested positive for clenbuterol at the Tour de France," "Rather shocked about the Alberto Contador news this morning. Can this be right?!" and "Gutted to hear about Alberto Contador this morning. And now he's blaming additives in food."
"Doping" is trending in ninth place while the memes "#octoberwish," "#neverthat" and "#bishopeddielongringtones" take third, fourth and fifth places on the charts.
"In honor of the Flintstones 50th anniversary, Google not only created a doodle but their servers will be powered by bare feet for the day" tweeted one microblogger explaining why "Flintstones" is trending in sixth place.
The Indian city of "Ayodhya" is in seventh place, the name of Bishop "Eddie Long" is in eighth place, and the "Paris Motor Show" is promoted in tenth place.
The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on September 30 at 7:30 AM GMT are:
- Greg Giraldo (new)
- Alberto Contador (new)
- #octoberwish (new)
- #neverthat (new)
- #bishopeddielongringtones (new)
- Flintstones (new)
- Ayodhya (new)
- Eddie Long (new)
- Doping (new)
- Paris Motor Show (promoted)
Life & Style blogs
Apple expands reuse and recycle scheme, letting Android phones be swapped for iPhones
Replica Back to the Future Hoverboard released
When did the Eiffel Tower open to the public? Six things you didn't know about iconic structure
Pacman Google Maps: company offers chance to play classic arcade game on real streets
Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
- 1 Tidal launch: The most pretentious lines from Alicia Keys' valedictory speech
- 2 Britain First 'acting like Ukip henchmen' by invading meeting of activists in revenge for pub protest against Nigel Farage
- 3 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 4 Tidal: Jay Z's Spotify rival streaming service criticised for making wealthy artists even richer
- 5 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This leading supplier of compliance software a...
£25000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This fast growing digital agenc...
£58000 - £65000 per annum: Ashdown Group: SQL DBA - Bromley, South East London...
£55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Service Delivery Manager ...