Twitter Trends for the Week ending February 11th, 2011

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Rank Points Intensity Category Topic Description Subtrends
1 12,494 Entertainment Britney Spears Britney Spears announced her 7th studio album will be titled Femme Fatale. It will be released on March 29, 2011 and her fans are very excited, creating a trend that stayed in Twitter's Top 10 for 7 days. Femme Fatale, ThanksBritney, HIAMVidTeaser
2 7,970 Hashtag #IDontUnderstandWhy People are tweeting about the things that they don't understand.  
3 5,338 Sports Super Bowl XLV The Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Arlington, Texas. Along with talking about the game, Twitter users created trends about Super Bowl ads, the Black Eyed Peas half-time show and Animal Planet's popular Puppy Bowl. #SuperBowl, #sb45, Puppy Bowl, #brandbowl, #puppybowl, #GreenandYellow, National Anthem, #bbcsuperbowl, Lea Michelle, #blackeyedpeas, Touchdown Steelers, Pepsi Max, Omar Epps, Charles Woodson, Pam Oliver, Terry Bradshaw, Mike Tomlin, Axl Rose, Greg Jennings, Sketchers, Vanusa, Cowboys & Aliens, Star Spangled Banner, Adrien Brody, Tiny Dancer, Jordy Nelson, Animal Planet, Lombardi Trophy, Stella Artois, Frank Caliendo, Roger Staubach, Dear Kim, Roseanne Barr, Troy Aikman, Cowboys Stadium, Carmax, Touchdown Packers, Suisham, Budweiser, Richard Lewis, Nick Collins, Flozell Adams, Phil Simms, Kia Optima, Kevin Greene, Teleflora, Walter Payton, Elizabeth Hurley, Rashard Mendenhall, Titletown, One RING, Volkswagen Commercial, Timothy Hutton, Boom Boom Pow, Ava Childs, Auto Tune, John Madden, Test Baby, Brisk, Madieu Williams, Career Builder, Michael Strahan, Aries Spears, Sweet Child, Howie Long
4 5,321 Entertainment Lady GaGa Lady Gaga has revealed that her newest single "Born This Way" will be unveiled on Friday, February 11, 2011. She also reached 8 million Twitter followers and continues to be the Most Followed User on Twitter. BornThisWayFriday, 8MillionMonsters, GagaIsBeautiful, #5days, Gaga8Million, GagaComeToBrazil, Trois Jours
5 5,241 Entertainment Justin Bieber Justin Bieber's docu-movie detailing his rise to fame, titled "Never Say Never" [in both 2D and 3D], was released Febuary 11, 2011 and fans counted down the days until its release. Also, ESPN commentator Jay Crawford & Katt Williams retweeted pictures that featured rappers Lil Wayne & 50 Cent with Justin Bieber's haircut. #1day, Ryan & Chaz, #beesknees, Weezy Bieber, #bieberpremiere, #6Days, Bieber Cent, LatinGirlsLOVEBiebs, #4days, #7millionbeliebers, #KimmelBieberDuet, #prayforjustin, #purplecarpet, Debby Ryan, Purple Carpet
6 3,603 Hashtag #ScariestWordsEver Users are tweeting words/phrases that would be the scariest to ever hear.  
7 3,455 Sports UFC UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 5, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Middleweight Champion  Anderson Silva gave Steven Seagal credit for helping him perfect the front kick. Anderson Silva, #ufc126, Vitor Belfort, Steven Seagal, Jon Jones, Belfort, Forrest Griffin, Demolidor, Ryan Bader, Ellenberger, Miguel Torres, Rich Franklin, Banuelos, Omigawa, Carlos Eduardo Rocha, Tadanado, Chad Mendes, Paul Kelly, Donald Cerrone, Kid Yamamoto, Jose Aldo, Shogun
8 2,804 Sports Soccer/Football This week featured several matches between national teams and most discussed on Twitter was the Philippines (popularly known as the Azkals) victory against Mongolia, 2-0.  Friendly soccer games played include Netherlands  vs. Austria, France vs. Brazil, Spain vs.  Colombia and Argentina vs. Portugal. #azkals, #nedoos, Phil Dowd, Phil Younghusband, Cristian Ronaldo, Oostenrijk, #bielsa, Argentinos Juniors, #vitfey, Chelsea-Liverpool, Lee Hendrie, Brian Moore, Shefki Kuqi, Hernanes, #psvado, Maxi Rodriguez, #utrtwe, Rick DiPietro, André Santos, Caligdong, Diaby, Joey Barton, Carlos Alberto, Armero, Rafael Moura, Raul Meireles, Steve McClaren, Argentina-Portugal, Casemiro, Magno Alves, Diego Maurício, Mongolia, Elokobi, Boavista, Louis Saha, Liedson, Football Focus, Mario Gomez, Selección Mexicana, Orrantia, Jorge Reyes, Invincibles, Kevin Doyle, Florminense, Renato Cajá, Bosnio, Veranopolis, Kris Commons, Jamie Ness, Gary Neville, Mauricio Ramos, James McCarthy, Porcada, Rivaldo, Pantsil, Óticas Diniz, Rodallega, Robert Huth, Bruno César, Cafu, Niell, Sideshow Bob, Bosnia, Gourcuff, Jucilei, Voltaço, VDV, Delap, Zigic, Cerro Porteño, James Park, Naismith, Swinkels, Ituano, Tomas Boy, Jadson, Brasil 1x0 Colombia, Brasil 2x0 Colombia, Darron Gibson, França, Inter-Roma, Borghi, Pablo Frances, Brasil 1x0 Equador, Bacolod
9 2,750 Hashtag #IfYouReallyLovedHer Lovers are tweeting suggestions or ideas how to impress their female partner. Ex-lovers are telling stories of what they would have done to keep the relationship alive.  
10 2,310 News Carmen Aristegui Firing Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui confirmed she was fired due to government pressure on news station Noticias MVS for having questioned on President Felipe Calderón's possible alcoholism.  In his column of January 8th, Ciro Gomez Leyva, defends allegations of Felipe Calderón's alcoholism. #Aristegui, Carmen Aristegui, MVS, Ciro Gómez Leyva, Carlos Marín, Emiliano Salinas, Adela Micha, Pedro Ferriz
11 2,290 Hashtag #AreTheWorst People are tweeting things that, in their opinion, are the worst.  
12 2,253 Meme #LastTimeTheCavsWon The Cleveland Cavaliers are on a 25-game losing streak (and counting). People are sharing their ideas of what life was like the last time the Cavaliers won. #LastTimeTheCavsWon, Fubu, Magic Johnson, Dru Hill
13 2,250 Entertainment Lil Wayne Lil' Wayne's song "Green and Yellow" is a retort to Wiz Khalifa "Black and Yellow" and it's popularity grew in the wake of the Green Bay Packers (whose colors are green & yellow) Super Bowl victory.   
14 2,156 Entertainment Gary Moore The legendary Belfast-born guitarist Gary Moore (ex-Thin Lizzy) died in his sleep Saturday night, while on holiday in Spain. Gary Moore, former star of the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, has died in Spain. Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy
15 1,903 Meme Cumannanya A user, @cumananya (in English "cuma nanya" is "just asking") is asking users to pick between several options & respond using the hashtag #cumanNANYA.  For example, they asked users to pick between Logan Lerman and Zac Efron. #cumannanya, #cumaditwitter, Logan Lerman/ Zac Efron, MARIA CAREY, SILVERQUEEN, SUNSILK, Alex Pettyfer, Justin Biber, Silver Queen/ Chunky Bar
16 1,577 Politics Egypt Protests A crowd filled Tahrir Square to hear a prerecorded speech by Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Many people were speculating that he would step down after the protests of the past 3 weeks but he only transferred some powers to Vice President Omar Suleiman. #tahrir, #ReasonsMubarakIsLate, Mubarak, Sinai, Egipto, Slavoj Zizek, Hosni Mubarak, Amr Moussa, Cairo, #freeayman, FREEDOM LOADING, #Jan25, Ceausescu, Egyptian Ambassador, Anderson Cooper, Egito, Egypt-Israel, Wael
17 1,377 Entertainment Jonas Brothers Jonas fans are tweeting their support and anticipation for Joe Jonas' solo album. NotRightNowJoeJ is a trending topic, because 'Not Right Now'' is confirmed to be one of the songs on Joe Jonas' soloalbum coming out later this year. JonasFamily, BurningUpForJonas, JoeJSoloProject, #kevinjforKCA2011, ThankfulForJonas, KevinJForKCA2011, NotRightNowJoeJ, LongLiveJonas
18 1,253 Hashtag #IfYouOnlyKnew People are tweeting about things that people don't know about them.  
19 1,211 Technology Google In honor of Jules Verne's Birthday. Google is celebrating an interactive Doodle. Google also has decided to share its Google Translate iPhone app that will allow you to speak and have your voice translated in over 50 languages. Jules Verne, Google Translate, Google Calendar
20 1,144 Hashtag #TopThat Users are tweeting feats & experiences  to see if others can top them.  
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