Current Twitter trends: "now playing," "not cute," "UK snow"

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It's another day in the Twittersphere, and the term "now playing (#nowplaying)" remains the top trending topic, on January 5.

Twitterers generally use the term #nowplaying to share their favorite tracks, but some microbloggers also mention the movies they are watching or the video games they are playing. One microblogger, in a goodnight message to her followers, let them know she woud soon be "nowplaying" her dreams.

The term "not cute (#notcute)" has stormed into second place, providing microbloggers with a meme that helps them express their aesthetic preferences, or lash out on failed attempts at being trendy or elegant:"ladies if your belly ring has a goatee #notcute," is a typical example of how the new term is used.

It's been snowing in the UK, and tweets about the weather have propelled the term "UK snow (#uksnow)" into third place.

The term "OMG facts (#omgfacts)" has become a classic on Twitter, enabling users to unleash their inner geek with random drops of knowledge and things that might impress or astonish, such as "#omgfacts Horses can't puke :O" or to venture a pun: "#omgfacts A lion would never cheat on his wife but a Tiger Wood !"

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on January 5 at 10:30 AM GMT are:

1. #nowplaying (unchanged)
2. #notcute (new)
3. #uksnow (new)
4. #iWishYoAssWould (new)
5. #omgfacts (new)
6. #bewareof (new)
7. Nexus One (new)
8. #yoseob (new)
9. Avatar (-2)
10. #semoga (new)

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