Twitter index: super powers, rioting ice hockey fans and a new leader for al-Qaida

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Microbloggers are starting the day by tweeting about the super power they would like to have on the morning of June 16.

My super power would be: "the same as every other comic book artist, the ability to sit very still for long periods of time," "to be INVISIBLE so I can hear what people really be saying about me..." and "to be like Peter from Heroes and be able to have other people's superpowers," tweet Twitter users.

The lead up to Father's Day continues on Twitter as Tweeps share their favorite "#Dadism[s]" with the microblogging community.

Fans of Vancouver's Canucks ice hockey team started rioting in downtown Vancouver following their team's defeat by the Boston Bruins in the North American ice hockey championship, the Stanley Cup on Wednesday night. Photos and reports of the violence, and resulting city cleanup, are being posted on the microblog along with the top trends "#canucksriot" and "Dear Vancouver."

"#wakemeupwhen" is fourth on the list, "?Music???? Volume" is sixth, and the name of Spanish politician "Felipe González" is ninth on the list of Twitter's top trends.

Twitterers are paying tribute to "Tupac Amaru Shakur" aka 2Pac on what would have been his 40th birthday.

News outlets and microbloggers are reporting that Egyptian born "Ayman" al-Zawahri will replace Bin Laden as the head of al-Qaida.

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on June 16 at 7:30 AM GMT are:

  1. #Dadism (promoted)
  2. #mysuperpowerwouldbe (new)
  3. #canucksriot (new)
  4. #wakemeupwhen (new)
  5. Tupac Amaru Shakur (new)
  6. ?Music???? Volume (new)
  7. Dear Vancouver (new)
  8. Abu Bakar Bashir (new)
  9. Felipe González (new)
  10. Ayman (new)

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