What did people on Twitter ever talk about before WikiLeaks and its little cousin GawkerLeaks? According to the list of 2010’s top Twitter trends, a lot—from vuvuzelas to the BP oil spill to, of course, Justin Bieber.
The company analyzed the 25 billion tweets sent over the year and found that the following ten topics were what kept the world buzzing in 2010.
1. Gulf Oil Spill
2. FIFA World Cup
4. Haiti Earthquake
6. Apple iPad
7. Google Android
8. Justin Bieber
9. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
10. Pulpo Paul
The list is notably free of any Julian Assange-related topics (unless he dressed up as Lord Voldemort for Halloween), so the swirling rumors about Twitter preventing #wikileaks from trending will probably only get more swirly. But even the most avid hacktivist has to feel good about the end of the nightmare that was the Summer of Vuvuzelas.
Twitter also listed the year’s top trends for individual categories, like sports and news (WikiLeaks Cablegate made it to #7), which you can check out here.
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