Twitter index: International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Netflix DVD service becomes Qwikster

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There are a lot of “Arrr’s” and “Yarrr me hearties” tweets spreading around the microblogs on the morning of September 19 in honor of the International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

“To err is human. To arr is pirate! Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day, me hearties. http://ow.ly/6rsKD #ITLAPD” post microbloggers who are participating in the event.

Twitter is also filling with tweets from perplexed Netflix users after the CEO of DVD rental and movie streaming company Netflix apologized to its customers and announced the company would rebrand its DVD by mail service “Qwikster.”

Twitter users are reacting to the news, tweeting “If Netflix and Qwikster were independent companies equally successful at what they do, one of them would buy the other & merge the brands,” “This Netflix/Qwikster thing is really stupid - not just the name. It's not about customers. It's about the stock market” and “My favorite part about @netflix's awful decision to split brands: the handle @qwikster is already taken, and he's an unabashed stoner.”  

American actor “Jim Parsons” has won the Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy for his role in the TV series The Big Bang Theory.

The top four places in Twitter’s most talked about topics are taken by the hashtags “#SheenRoast,” “#ThingsThatGetMeUpset,” “#ReasonsWeCantBeTogether” and “#ReplaceTheMovieTitleWithSwag.”

“No te ama” (Spanish for “doesn’t love you”) is in fifth place, “Slavica” is in eighth place and romantic flick “Charlie St. Cloud” is in ninth place.  

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on September 19 at 7:30 AM GMT are:

  1. #SheenRoast (promoted)
  2. #ThingsThatGetMeUpset (new)
  3. #ReasonsWeCantBeTogether (new)
  4. #ReplaceTheMovieTitleWithSwag (new)
  5. NO TE AMA (new)
  6. International Talk Like a Pirate Day (new)
  7. Qwikster
  8. Slavica
  9. Charlie St. Cloud
  10. Jim Parsons

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