The Year's Hottest Topics on Twitter
Article by George Norman
On 05 Dec 2011
Last week we reported that with 2011 coming to an end, the team behind Microsoft’s Bing decision engine released a list of the most popular searches on Bing this year. So if you want to find out who were the most searched people, the most searched news stories, the most searched sports stars, musicians, consumer electronics, TV Shows, movies, celebrity events, destinations, and check out a list of the most interesting other searches, just check out this article.

Today we are glad to report that the team behind popular micro-blogging and social networking site Twitter did something similar. The team released a list of the hottest topics and hashtags on Twitter this year. The list “charts the keywords that rose the fastest in conversation over the course of the year. This reveals what grabbed our attention most dramatically in 2011, and which events, inventions, changes and ideas made the deepest impression on us,” said the Twitter team.


Since I’m guessing you're anxious to find out what where the hottest topics on Twitter this year, so here’s the list:

Hottest Topics on Twitter in 2011 – Television
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Two and a Half Men
  • The Craigslist Killer
  • Golden Globe Awards
  • People's Choice Awards

Hottest Topics on Twitter in 2011 – Movies
  • Thor
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • X-Men: First Class
  • Fast Five
  • Green Hornet

Hottest Topics on Twitter in 2011 – Music
  • Rebecca Black and Friday
  • Nate Dogg
  • Gerry Rafferty
  • Gil Scott-Heron

Hottest Topics on Twitter in 2011 – Actresses
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Mila Kunis
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Raven Symone
  • Natalie Portman
  • Elisabeth Sladen
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Nina Dobrev
  • Emma Watson
  • Fernanda Vasconcellos

Hottest Topics on Twitter in 2011 – Actors
  • Charlie Sheen
  • Macaulay Culkin
  • Ryan Dunn
  • Ricky Gervais
  • Pete Postlethwaite
  • Tracy Morgan
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Colin Firth
  • James Franco

Hottest Topics on Twitter in 2011 – Soccer
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Fernando Torres
  • Howard Webb
  • Wembley Stadium
  • Colo Colo

Hottest Topics on Twitter in 2011 – Football
  • Dallas
  • Green & Yellow
  • Superbowl MMXI
  • Jim Harbaugh
  • Pittsburgh Steelers

Hottest Topics on Twitter in 2011 – NBA
  • Rashard Lewis
  • Ray Allen
  • Derrick Rose
  • Jason Terry
  • Dallas Mavericks

Hottest Topics on Twitter in 2011 – Baseball
  • Texas Rangers
  • Bert Blyleven
  • Roberto Alomar
  • Vernon Wells
  • Justin Verlander

Hottest Topics on Twitter in 2011 – Food and Drink
  • McLobster
  • Fried Kool-Aid
  • Starbucks Trenta
  • Devassa Beer
  • Guinness
  • BBQ
  • Mac & Cheese

Hottest Topics on Twitter in 2011 – Hashtags
  • #egypt
  • #tigerblood
  • #threewordstoliveby
  • #idontunderstandwhy
  • #japan
  • #improudtosay
  • #superbowl
  • #jan25

Hottest Topics on Twitter in 2011 – World News
  • Mubarak's resignation
  • Raid on Osama bin Laden
  • Japanese earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster
  • Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords
  • Gaddafi's death
  • Swine Flu outbreak

Hottest Topics on Twitter in 2011 – Cities and Countries
  • Cairo
  • Egypt
  • Japan
  • Libya
  • Tokyo
  • Dallas
  • Vancouver
  • Hawaii
  • Joplin
  • Austin

Hottest Topics on Twitter in 2011 – Tech
  • Mac App Store
  • Sony NGP
  • Guitar Hero
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Duke Nukem Forever
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • Mortal Kombat
  • iPod

The info on the year’s hottest topics on Twitter was released as part of Twitter’s

Tags: Twitter, Microsoft, Bing
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