Current Twitter trends: World Animal Day, child benefit, Commonwealth Games

A competition run by Japanese site
http://z.twipple.jp/kuji/ has catapulted the term "PROJECTION CLOCK?2???!" into the top position on Twitter's most talked about topics list.

Japanese microbloggers are tweeting the term hoping to win two round-the-world trips, an LED TV, a Canon EOS Kiss X4 camera or a Nintendo DS.

The second, third and fourth places on the chart are taken by the memes "#liesyoushouldntfallfor," "#shutupitsbreaktime" and "#twothingsthatdontmix."

Twitter users in the UK are using their 140 characters to complain about the proposed cuts to child benefits in the country with the term "Child Benefit."

Microbloggers around the world are paying a little extra attention to their favorite four-legged friends on October 4 as they celebrate World Animal Day. The Dutch word for "Animal Day," "Dierendag," is in sixth place.

Fans of Mexican pop group RBD are tweeting "DiaMundialRBD" (for "World RBD Day," celebrated by RBD fans every October 4 since 2007).

A strike has disrupted London's underground train system and sent "Tube Strike" into eighth place on the charts.

News about the "Commonwealth Games" and the "Ryder Cup" is also traveling fast on the microblogs. The terms are both back in the charts today in ninth and tenth places respectively.  

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on October 4 at 7:30 AM GMT are:

  1. PROJECTION CLOCK?2???! (new)
  2. #liesyoushouldntfallfor (new)
  3. #shutupitsbreaktime (new)
  4. #twothingsthatdontmix (new)
  5. Child Benefit (new)
  6. Dierendag (new)
  7. DiaMundialRBD (new)
  8. Tube Strike (new)
  9. Commonwealth Games (re-entry)
  10. Ryder Cup (re-entry)
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