New Year Trends: Twitter’s First Top 10

With the new year now just over a week old it is time to reveal what the first top 10 trends of 2011 are, with plenty of world events and general news filling the chart this week. So lets get down to business and see what has been going on in the Twitter community courtesy as normal to Mashable.

With a brand new year in session, it seems only fitting that New Year’s Eve/Day is the top trend of the week. Tweeters celebrated the arrival of 2011 and the departure of 2010 with personal and public messages to each other in a huge variety of different languages. Macaulay Culkin / Mila Kunis are just behind in 2nd place as the pair decided to end their 7 year relationship. Culkin was best known as a child actor in the home alone movies and Kunis most notably plays the voice of Meg in the TV show Family Guy. The Daily Mail has reported that the split was partly to do with issues over a potential marriage.

Further down at 3 is the People’s Choice Awards which took place on January 5, 2011 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California. The most popular Tweets were about Zac Efron, Taye Diggs and Aly Michalka. Huckleberry Finn is at number 4 because Mark Twain’s classic book has been re-released without the use of the “N” word, to make it less offensive. In at 5 in the Brazil Inauguration, with the news that Dilma Roussef had become Brazil’s first female president.

The dramatized TV show Toast is at number 6 this week, with the version of Nigel Slater’s memoir appearing on BBC TV. Pete Postlewaite is at number 7 after the English OBE winning actor tragically passed away last week after a long battle with cancer. The stage, film and television actor died on January 2nd aged 64 and Tweeters around the globe made sure he was remembered. At 8 this week is another sad death as 63 year old Gerry Rafferty also passed away. The singer-songwriter behind “Stuck in the Middle With You” and “Baker Street,” had problems with alcohol and the music industry which may have contributed to his passing.

Soccer/Football is still stuck firmly in the chart at number 9 with the news that Hatem Ben Arfa had signed a permanent deal with Newcastle United under a successful loan spell. Also trending was the birthday of the Indonesian player Arif Suyono. And completing the first chart of 2011 is Hayao Miyazaki in 10th spot. The anime master was celebrating his 70th birthday and tweeters flooded in giving their best wishes. If you missed last week’s chart you can find it here. Leave us your thoughts on the first chart of the year.