Charlie Sheen, Bin Laden and Apple Mac Store were among the hot topics that kept us tweeting in 2011.
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The top Twitter hashtags in 2011 were #egypt, referring to the mass uprising in the country earlier this year, followed by #tigerblood, the tag name Charlie Sheen gave to himself during his very public meltdown.
#threewordstoliveby and #idontunderstandwhy came out as the No.3 and No.4 top hashtags on Twitter.
Tech wise, the Mac App Store, Sony NGP and Guitar Hero all made the top 10 topics list, while surprisingly the iPad (No. 6) and iPhone trailed at No. 7, unlike Google’s top searches for 2011, revealed yesterday, which showed the iPhone 5 as one of the most popular topics in Oz.
Here is a peek at some of Twitter’s hot topics 2011:
1 Mubarak’s resignation
2 Raid on Osama bin Laden
3 Japanese earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster
4 Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords
5 Gaddafi’s death
6 Swine Flu outbreak
1. Mac App Store
2. Sony NGP
3. Guitar Hero
4. Mozilla Firefox
5. Duke Nukem Forever
8. Nintendo 3DS
9. Mortal Kombat
Food and Drink
2. Fried Kool-Aid
3. Starbucks Trenta
4 Devassa Beer
7. Mac & Cheese
“Among other things, we saw history unfold in the Middle East, mourned the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, celebrated National Whipped Cream Day, and cheered for the Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers and Wayne Rooney,” Twitter wrote on its blog.
“We wondered about Charlie Sheen, speculated about the Sony NGP, and raved (or raged) about Rebecca Black.”
“And we tYp3ed LyK tHi5.”
On the TV front, shows like Pretty Little Liars, Two and a Half Men and The Craigslist Killer all keep us all tweeting like mad, while movie wise, Thor, The Dark Knight Rises and X-Men: First Class dominated the Twittersphere.