Current Twitter trends: Happy Star Wars Day, Microwave treatment, Times Square

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"May the 4th be with you..." say Twitter users wishing their followers a Happy Star Wars Day on the morning of May 4.

"Happy Star Wars Day" has entered Twitter's most talked about topics in third place behind the ever-popular music sharing term "#nowplaying" and the new hashtag people are using to describe the things you shouldn't (or should be) doing, "thingsyoudontdo."

Truthful tweets have decreased in popularity on May 4 as the "#letsbehonest" meme drops two places to fourth. Canadian singer Justin Bieber has also lost one place overnight. His name is now in fifth place on Twitter's trending topics.

The sex-related terms "#WhenWeSex" and "#InsideOfYou"are in sixth and eighth position respectively.

"Microwave Treatment" is a hotly discussed topic at number seven. The term refers to tweets discussing a video of an iPad burning up in flames after getting put in a microwave.

Twitter users are spreading the news that a suspect has been arrested in connection with the attempted Times Square bombing that took place on Saturday, May 1. "Times Square" ranks ninth on Twitter's list of trending topics.

"#2010yearof" is in tenth place as microbloggers post about what 2010 means for them. 2010 is the year of: "Twieber," "ninjas," "Lady Gaga," "stopping my Facebook obsession," and "natural disasters" say microbloggers in their 140 characters or less.

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

1. #nowplaying (unchanged)
2. #thingsyoudontdo (new)
3. Happy Star Wars Day (new)
4. #letsbehonest (-2)
5. Justin Bieber (-1)
6. #WhenWeSex (new)
7. Microwave Treatment (new)
8. #InsideOfYou (new)
9. Times Square (new)
10. #2010yearof (new)

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