Whats Trending? Twitter’s Top 10

Its that time again, when we bring you the list of what trended on Twitter last week. The top of the chart is dominated by unfortunate events this week, with some of last week’s most popular topics staying strong further down. The chart is compiled by Mashable and with many thanks.

At number 1 is last week’s number 8 which is Brazilian slum violence. Sadly the violence between drug gangs in Rio De Janiero is increasing, with special forces called in to settle the crime. The tweets on this topic have flooded in and as a result caused it to become the hottest trend of the week. In 2nd place this week is Leslie Nielsen, after the sad news that the comedy legend had passed away. Pneumonia complications cased him to die on Sunday in South Florida at the age of 84.

The 3rd biggest tweet of the week is World AIDS Day, where on December 1st the HIV/AIDS crisis was brought to the attention of the people with the hashtag #gogettested. On the more positive side, football/soccer is in at number 4 with the main tweets being about Dimitar Berbatov’s 5 goals in one game for Manchester United. Also in the news was the big clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid, which saw Barca spank their rivals 5-0.

The NFL is next on the agenda at 5 because Derek Anderson threw an interception in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers and then also had a meltdown during the post-game press conference. Also trending was Andre Johnson’s escape from suspension which many had predicted after he had a fight. In at 6 is the FIFA World Cup Bids after it was announced that Russia had won the right to host the 2018 tournament. Qatar on the other hand were given the green light to hold the 2022 World Cup. The whole event was very controversial with The Sun claiming that the whole process was a fix and that the winners had been chosen prior to the announcement.

The 7th hottest trend this week is Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday which started on December 1st and lasts for 8 days. The holiday is also known as the festival of lights. 8 places down is Thanksgiving which was number 1 last week as it was the time in America where families come together and celebrate the early years of the American colony, complete with feasts and TV.

Willie Nelson is the 9th most talked about trend, because the famous country singer was arrested by police, after being caught possessing cannabis. And to complete the chart this week at 10 is Black Friday Shopping, where millions of people in the US splash their cash due to massive sales and deals on the day after Thanksgiving. Look out for next week’s trends chart and leave us your comments on the topics and where they came in the table.