Monthly Archives: July 2009
This is a list of recent trending topics on Twitter. Ever wonder why they are number one? To be honest I don’t think I ever participated in one nor have I bothered to click on one. I decided to research the topics by visiting each “forum” and see what people are talking about and why.
Funny as it is, the idea from this blog was spawned by a question asked to me by my mother. She is a real-estate agent in Los Angeles, and asked me if she should use Twitter to help grow her business. Without hesitation I said, “Of Course!” There are many ways that business owners and those who are self-employed can use the power of Twitter to their advantage. Twitter provides us with a near limitless platform to reach people in real time; it is really unlike anything out there. From real estate agents, food vendors, book stores, to any business that provides products or services; Twitter can grant you access to a large number of potential customers who already have the intent to spend.
Last Friday Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie Bruno came out and topped box offices with a whopping $30.4 Million, only to see diminishing returns for the remainder of the weekend. It is unusual that a movie begins to drop just the day after, but in Bruno’s case it did. The newest installment of the Harry Potter series opened this past Wednesday with an unheard of $104 million worldwide, with more people expected to see it this coming weekend. Despite Bruno not having great success after its opening day compared to Harry Potter’s unrivaled success, both of these movies have one glaring commonality; both of these film’s online reviews were negative.
My phone has been acting up lately. I don’t have a Smartphone, but desperately need to get one. I am stuck with a Samsung tailored to Metro PCS, and not a very good one at that. You can’t really beat the unlimited service and amazing prices, but I think it’s time for a change. I have stuck to my guns long enough now. I use to think that the phone craze would die out so I neglected to spend big on a cell phone. This was probably due to the fact that I am sort of anti-trend, and that my average phone life was less than 3 months. In spite of all this, I am extremely tempted to get the new iPhone 3Gs.
Twitter’s trending topics are the top ten keywords that are being tweeted at that time. Recently MJ has been a leading trending topic. The trending topics range from anything that has been in current events such as #iranelections, to #hashtag keywords that people create to start a twitter-wide conversation with topics such as #truth or #lies. Not all trending topics are #hastags, for example, the few non #hashtag trending topics right now are Chuck Norris, Michael Jackson, Harry Potter, Pirates, Sotomayor, and Bruno. Side Note: Hashtags are tags preceded by the “#” symbol and are generally used by Tweeps who wish to follow what is being said about a particular subject whether or not you are actually following the Tweeps.
I personally did not watch the complete memorial event but with all of the information on the web via social sites, social media sites, and social news sites, I feel like I was somewhat there. Apparently, unlike most of the world, I had to work that day. The gloved one has taken over the internet since his death and the buzz has not seemed to have slowed down as of yet.
The traditional media, CNN for one, had great difficulty getting reliable news subsequent to the controversial elections in Iran. This Theocratic and Totalitarian System has always controlled their traditional media including Radio, TV and even the internet to certain extents. So when major and tumultuous political and social events occur in a tightly controlled and restricted society, what is a major media outlet to do when they can’t get any of their journalists on the scene? Enter: Social Media