Twitter index: the death of DJ Mehdi, Rugby World Cup matches
Wednesday 14 September 2011
French electro and hip hp producer DJ Mehdi has died. Twitter users report that he was killed at his home in Paris when the mezzanine he and his friends were on collapsed during a rooftop party.
Microbloggers are sorrowfully tweeting "Rip DJ Mehdi. He’ll be deeply missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. We wish them all of the strength they need," "oh man, I just heard the sad, horrible news. R.I.P. DJ Mehdi. Prayers go out to his family and friends," and "Wow unbelievable. RIP DJ Mehdi. This is a big loss for the wholeDJ world. Our thoughts are with his family and friends."
Twitter users in the US are also commemorating the anniversary of American rapper Tupac’s death by tweeting "RIP Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) - His body might not be with us anymore but his legacy will remain forever."
Tweeps have been excitedly following the Rugby World Cup match between Tonga and (victorious) Canada. A second match between Scotland and Georgia has resulted in the name of Scottish rugby player Dan Parks entering Twitter’s most talked about topics in fourth place.
"#AnnoyingThingsPeopleSay," is in first place, "#PeopleNeedToStop" is in second place, and "#DrakeCriesWhen" is in third place in Twitter’s top topics list.
The name of Turkish judge "Ha?im K?l?ç" is in fifth place, "love you Nathan" is in ninth place and Twitter’s newly unveiled "Twitter Web Analytics" tool for measuring how much traffic Twitter sends to your website is in tenth place on the charts.
The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on September 14 at 8:00 AM GMT are:
- #AnnoyingThingsPeopleSay (new)
- #PeopleNeedToStop (unchanged)
- #DrakeCriesWhen (new)
- Dan Parks (new)
- Ha?im K?l?ç (new)
- Go Canada (new)
- DJ Mehdi (new)
- RIP Tupac (new)
- LOVE YOU NATHAN (new)
- Twitter Web Analytics (new)
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