Earlier this week Google and Yahoo both released their lists of the top searches for 2010. Google even made this great little video.
Now Twitter has analyzed the roughly 25 billion tweets sent over the past year to figure out the top 10 trending topics across eight categories: news events, people, movies, television, technology, World Cup, sports and hashtags.
Twitter is one of the leading resources for quickly finding information on current events, so it should come as no surprise that their results paint a great picture of what the world was interested in over the course of 2010.
The Gulf oil spill and the Haiti earthquake were two of the biggest news stories of the year. While the FIFA World Cup, the accompanying vuvuzelas, and the psychic octopus Paul grabbed the worlds attention. The iPad and Android, dominated the world of tech, while Inception, Harry Potter and Justin Bieber were the most talked about in entertainment.
Check out the top 10 here:
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 top trends for the individual categories can be found here