Current Twitter trends: Haiti, 'Twiquotations,' free mobile turn-by-turn GPS app

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"Now playing (#nowplaying)" is the most talked about term on Twitter on the morning of January 21.

The subject "#nowplaying" has been a regular fixture in the most talked about topics on Twitter, with microbloggers eager to share the names of songs and movies featuring in their playlist.

Continued support and fundraising efforts for the people affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti on January 12 and the 6.1 aftershock that took place on January 20 has kept Haiti in the second position in Twitter's trending topics.

In the spirit of the popular "#omgfacts" trend, people on Twitter are using their 140 characters to tweet about popular quotations using the "TWQ" hashtag.

Most of the quotes were originally posted by @twiquotations, including the now viral, "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. -Yoda" and "Don't wait for the 'perfect moment' because there's no such thing as a perfect moment."

The news that Nokia will be offering its mobile customers a free GPS application with turn-by-turn vehicle and pedestrian directions has spread through the Twittersphere at lightning speeds Thursday morning. Nokia smartphone users in 74 countries can download the GPS software for free from the Ovi Store.

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on January 21 at 9:30 AM GMT are:

1. #nowplaying (unchanged)
2. Haiti (unchanged)
3. #FatThoughts (new)
4. #letsbehonest (new)
5. Shorty Award (-2)
6. #TWQ (new)
7. Conan (new)
8. Goodnight (+1)
9. #ToBeHonest I (new)
10. Global Turn-By-Turn (new)