Current Twitter trends: Word Lens, Anthony Pettis, #tron
Friday 17 December 2010
Word Lens, an augmented reality application for smartphones that can translate words found in images, is 'blowing the minds' of Twitter users on the morning of December 17.
"Word Lens. Augmented reality translation. Indistinguishable from magic, and all that. Mind blown," "Word Lens is one of those concepts that I would have scoffed at if I read it in sci-fi a few years ago. Now it's real" and "Has everyone else already freaked out about Word Lens? Because damn" tweet users after seeing the technology in action.
New release boxing movie "The Fighter" is promoted in top place while science fiction movie "#tron" makes it into eighth place.
"#frequentlyaskedquestions" remains unchanged in second position and "#khuntoria200days" is new in third.
Twitter users are tweeting their condolences to the family and friends of Pink Panther director "Blake Edwards" who passed away on December 15.
Chatter about famous sports players is rampant in the microblogs with the name of World Extreme Cagefighting competitor Anthony "Pettis" in fifth place, the wrongly-spelt name of Argentinian basketball player Manu Ginobili ("Ginobli") in sixth place, the names of American basketball players Charles "Barkley" and "Tim Duncan" in ninth and tenth places.
The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on December 17 at 7:30 AM GMT are:
- The Fighter (promoted)
- #frequentlyaskedquestions (unchanged)
- #khuntoria200days (new)
- Word Lens (new)
- Pettis (new)
- Ginobli (new)
- Blake Edwards (new)
- #tron (new)
- Barkley (new)
- Tim Duncan (new)
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