Twitter Trends for the Week ending November 5th, 2010

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Rank Points Intensity Category Topic Description Subtrends
1 5644 Politics
U.S. Election
Nov. 2nd was election day in the United States. Republicans made big gains, picking up seats in the House of Representatives, Senate, and governorships. Democrats, as a result, lost control of the House of Representatives, but managed to hang onto the Senate.
African Americans, #ivoted, #govote, #electionday, Election Night, Russ Feingold, Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, McConnell, Alan Grayson, Ron Johnson, Portman, Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, Blanche Lincoln, Sharon Angle, Alvin Greene, Quayle, Joe Manchin, Allen West, Boozman
2 5331 Holiday or Date
October 31st, is celebrated as Halloween (All Hallows' Eve) in many countries. People are wishing each other a joyful festival night and good luck trick or treating as they dressed up in costumes.
#HappyHalloween, #ghettohalloweentreats, Halloween Everyone, Samhain, Halloween Eve, #thatsscary, Treaters, Hopz, Evil Dead, Zombie Walk, Monster Mash, Poltergeist
3 5075 Politics
Brazilian Politics
After months of campaigning, Mrs. Dilma Rousseff was elected as the new president of Brazil on Oct. 31st, 2010. She is the first woman to reach such a position in the history of Brazil.
#virada45, #voude13, #13neles, Parabéns Dilma, CPMF, #soumaisdilma, #euquero45, Globonews, IDH, Misterly, Rego, MIRC, RBA, Augusto Nunes, Waack, Luizianne, Manhattan Connection, Coracy, #dilmaday, #mulhervota13, Fatima Bernardes, #13confirma, Marilia Gabriela, Simão Jatene
4 4488 Sports
Top tweets in football revolved around Phil Neville, celebrating the birthday of Diego Maradona, and news of Ronaldinho Gaúcho playing for the Brazilian national team against arch-rivals Argentina in Doha, Qatar on Nov. 17, 2010.
Phil Neville, Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, Inzaghi, Maicon, #auxaja, Magno Alves, Nick Bell, Pedro León, Gattuso, Copenhague, Poznan, Werder, Ganó Segovia, Panathinaikos, Pipo, #WERTWE, Dani Alves, Rubin Kazan, Obertan, Trezeguet, Angelim, Zilina, Freiburg, Modric, Kevin Nolan, Dinho, Marcelo Lomba, Saudações tricolores, Chadli, Werder Bremen, Pippo, Comolli, Heber, Maxi Rodriguez, Howard Webb, Clattenburg, Triguinho, Harold Mayne-Nicholls, Internazionale, Gelredome, Ngog, Zelândia, Cassano
5 4418 Meme
A feeling of immense happiness.
6 3478 Meme
People are tweeting movie titles that are hilarious when you add "in my pants" to them. A few examples that are about include.... Young Frankenstien In My Pants, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon In My Pants, Antz In My Pants and Old Yeller In My Pants.
7 3162 Entertainment
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato deleted her Twitter account and now has entered rehab to address eating disorders & cutting problems.
#prayfordemi, #DemiComeBack, DELETED HER
8 2414 Sports
Top trends included Charlie Villanueva tweeting that Kevin Garnett called him a cancer patient during yesterday's Pistons/Celtics game. Villanueva suffers from alopecia universalis.
Delonte West, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Villanueva, Conley, Warrick, Grant Hill, Luther Head, Bogut, Vince Carter, Derek Fisher, Eric Gordon, Gundy, Demarcus Cousins, Brandon Jennings, Mamba, Maggette, Richard Jefferson, Jeremy Lin, Deron, Wilson Chandler
9 2279 Meme
People are tweeting lies that they tell people that always work or, did work up until someone realizes the truth.
10 2229 1 Meme
Things women should stop doing.
11 2220 Meme
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber's new CD is called "My Worlds" and it will be acoustic. The CD will be released November 26.
#mahalkitabieber, Worlds Acoustic, #akucintabieber, #bieber4australia, #uklovesbieber, Ferrell
12 2186 News
Quantas A380 Incident
A Qantas A380 with more than 450 people on board made a dramatic forced landing in Singapore Thursday, trailing smoke from a blackened engine. Qantas Airways Airbus Makes Emergency Landing In Singapore.
A380, Airbus, QF32
13 2156 Lifestyle
National Novel Writing Month
November is "National Novel Writing Month" abbreviated to "NaNoWriMo". Will more than likely trend for the whole month of November.
#NaNoWriMo, nanowrimo
14 1931 1 Entertainment
Miss Venezuela
A Venezuelan beauty contest to select the lady who will represents Venezuela in international pageant contests. Vanessa Andrea Goncalves Gómez was this year's winner.
#missvenezuela, Chiqui, Viviana, Chocozuela, Morillo, Celedon, Izaguirre, Tierrua, Costa Oriental, Vanessa Goncalves
15 1889 Meme
Lil Wayne
Popular rapper, Lil Wayne (@liltunechi), was released from prison this week. People are tweeting what they think his 1st tweet will be.
#weezysfirsttweetfromjail, #welcomehomeweezy, Wayne Released, Prison Release, sHome
16 1863 Meme
People are tweeting what they should have known before getting into a situation. Not "The Situation," however.
17 1862 Meme
Some people are tweeting and discussing what they feel like at this very moment. Twitter in a nutshell, perhaps.
18 1798 Sports
In the NFL, top trends were former Raider's QB JaMarcus Russell, who worked out for Redskins on Tuesday, and Brad Childress as the coach of the Minnesota Vikings team.
JaMarcus Russell, Brad Childress, Hartley, Grossman, Blount, Schaub, WAIVED, Heath Miller, Brandon Banks, Gus Johnson, Shawne Merriman, Tamme, Colston, Lance Moore, Tim Tebow, Josh Freeman, Freeney, Polamalu, Mike Hart, Derek Anderson
19 1738 Meme
People are tweeting something that they do, like or participate in and tag themselves as being 'one of those people'.
20 1725 Sports
MLB World Series
The San Francisco Giants won the 2010 World Series over the Texas Rangers. While San Francisco celebrated, in general, ratings for the series were very low.
Edgar Renteria, #sfriot, Congrats Giants, Madison Bumgarner, Series Champions, Sparky Anderson, World Series Champs, Mitch Moreland, Aubrey Huff, SFPD, Ogando, Plimpton, Series Champs, World Series Champions, Tommy Hunter, Andres Torres
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