Current Twitter trends: '2009 Fail List,' addictions

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The Independent Online

"2009 fail list (#2009faillist)" is the top trending topic on Twitter on the morning of December 4.

December is traditionally the time when large companies post their "best of" and "worst of" lists for the year. People on Twitter are joining this trend by contributing their own lists of things they thought were failures in 2009.

"The Jacksons trying to get publicity just cause Michael died" and "Beyonce's collection of leotards and lace front wigs" were listed among the things people thought were the worst moments of 2009.

H1N1, Tiger Woods, Kanye West, Balloon Boy, Sarah Palin, Chris Brown and the recession were also included in many Twitter failure lists posted on December 4, 2009.

A second trend that is hot on the fingers of many tweeters Friday is what they find addictive ("#imaddicted2"). "My sweet little naive cute best friend," "twitter and music," "ice cream and cigarettes," "procrastination and chocolate" are just some of the many addictions microbloggers are sharing.

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on December 4 at 9:30 AM GMT are:

1. #2009faillist (new)
2. #imaddicted2 (new)
3. Follow Friday (new)
4. New Moon (unchanged)
5. #sorryassapologies (new)
6. Get 200 (new)
7. #addicted2 (new)
8. Tiger Woods (+4)
9. Web Design Goes (new)
10. Christmas (new)