Current Twitter trends: IE9, RIP Zune Player, Innisfail earthquake

Tuesday 15 March 2011 01:00

Microsoft has released a new version of its internet browser, Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), and is promoting the release on Twitter with first place topic "#IE9."

Twitter users are divided on the merits of the new browser. Some users say, "Whoooaaaaa!!! #IE9 is cooler now! About time god damn it! Good job!" while others are tweeting "#IE9? Why do they even try? #IEMustDie," "#IE9 is out? no thanks, i'll stick to google chrome" and "Microsoft still can't do PR right. They pushed out #HelpJapan to promote #IE9."

The hashtags "#questionsihate," "#thingsthatdontgotogether" and "#uncalzonquediga" fill second, third and fifth places in Twitter's most talked about topics.

YouTube sensation "Rebecca Black" moves one place up the chart as microbloggers continue to tweet about (and watch) her "horrific" music video.

Reports in the tech blogs about the demise of Microsoft's Zune music player have resulted in a chorus of tweets saying, "RIP Zune Player.... In this case, one good apple spoiled the bunch."

Microbloggers are also using their accounts to repeat claims that fish "jumped out of the sea" during a 4.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of "Innisfail" in Queensland, Australia earlier today.

The wrongly spelled name of American actress Camilla Belle ("Camila Belle"), is in eighth place, the name of American comedian "Gilbert Gottfried" is in ninth place and the name of international football competition "AFC Challenge Cup" is in tenth place.

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on March 15 at 7:30 AM GMT are:

  1. #IE9 (promoted)
  2. #questionsihate (new)
  3. #thingsthatdontgotogether (-1)
  4. Rebecca Black (+1)
  5. #uncalzonquediga (new)
  6. RIP Zune Player (new)
  7. Innisfail (new)
  8. Camila Belle (new)
  9. Gilbert Gottfried (new)
  10. AFC Challenge Cup (new)

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