Twitter index: Microbloggers mourn Lucian Freud, Coldplay concert live stream
Friday 22 July 2011
The news of the death of world-renowned Realist painter "Lucian Freud" is spreading through the microblogs as Twitterers pay tribute to the artist and his distinctive style of portraiture.
"Great to see Lucian Freud trending on Twitter, but we wish it wasn't for his death," tweet Twitter users who report that the artist passed away in his home aged 88.
Apple is promoting a live stream of Coldplay's iTunes Festival performance on Twitter on the morning of July 22 with the top trending topic "Coldplay Live Stream."
"Wowowow Coldplay Live Stream today on #itunes !!! It's a really great idea to show bands live! :)" said one enthusiastic fan.
The most popular hashtags in Friday's trending topics chart are "#itsalwaystheuglypeople," "#ithoughtyoulookedgood" and "#everybodyhasthat1follower."
Nightmare on Elm Street antagonist "Freddy Krueger" is set to appear in the video game Mortal Kombat as its fourth downloadable character, sending his name into seventh place on the chart.
Twitterers are going crazy for a song called "Dot Dot Dot" by Big Sean, Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa, and for a YouTube video called " Doctor Stalker" by Justin Bieber's friend Christian Beadles.
Horror film 'Paranormal Activity' is in ninth place and "Goodnight Twitter" appears unchanged at number ten.
The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on July 22 at 7:30 AM GMT are:
- Coldplay Live Stream (promoted)
- #itsalwaystheuglypeople (new)
- #ithoughtyoulookedgood (new)
- #everybodyhasthat1follower (new)
- Lucian Freud (new)
- Doctor Stalker (new)
- Freddy Krueger (new)
- Dot Dot Dot (new)
- Paranormal Activity (new)
- Goodnight Twitter (unchanged)
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