Twitter’s Top Topics and Hashtags of 2011

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So far, we’ve looked at the top searches on Bing, Yahoo, AOL and Ask for the year 2011. Twitter has now revealed its list of top topics and hashtags for the year.

“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 theDallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers and Wayne Rooney,” the company says 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.”

First things first. The top hashtags of the year were:

1. #egypt
2. #tigerblood
3. #threewordstoliveby
4. #idontunderstandwhy
5. #japan
6. #improudtosay
7. #superbowl
8. #jan25

The top topics were broken down by category:


1. Pretty Little Liars
2. Two and a Half Men
3. The Craigslist Killer
4. Golden Globe Awards
5. People's Choice Awards


1. Thor
2. The Dark Knight Rises
3. X-Men: First Class
4. Fast Five
5. Green Hornet


1. Rebecca Black and Friday
2. Nate Dogg
4. Gerry Rafferty
5. Gil Scott-Heron


1. Elizabeth Taylor
2. Mila Kunis
3. Anne Hathaway
4. Raven Symone
5. Natalie Portman
6. Elisabeth Sladen
7. Jennifer Lopez
8. Nina Dobrev
9. Emma Watson
10. Fernanda Vasconcellos


1. Charlie Sheen
2. Macaulay Culkin
3. Ryan Dunn
4. Ricky Gervais
5. Pete Postlethwaite
6. Tracy Morgan
7. Jake Gyllenhaal
8. Ashton Kutcher
9. Colin Firth
10. James Franco


1. Wayne Rooney
2. Fernando Torres
3. Howard Webb
4. Wembley Stadium
5. Colo Colo


1. Dallas
2. Green & Yellow
3. Superbowl MMXI
4. Jim Harbaugh
5. Pittsburgh Steelers


1. Rashard Lewis
2. Ray Allen
3. Derrick Rose
4. Jason Terry
5. Dallas Mavericks


1. Texas Rangers
2. Bert Blyleven
3. Roberto Alomar
4. Vernon Wells
5. Justin Verlander

Food and drink:

1. McLobster
2. Fried Kool-Aid
3. Starbucks Trenta
4. Devassa Beer
5. Guinness
6. BBQ
7. Mac & Cheese

World News

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
7. WoW Gold Guide

Cities and countries:

1. Cairo
2. Egypt
3. Japan
4. Libya
5. Tokyo
6. Dallas
7. Vancouver
8. Hawaii
9. Joplin
10. Austin


1. Mac App Store
2. Sony NGP
3. Guitar Hero
4. Mozilla Firefox
5. Duke Nukem Forever
6. iPad
7. iPhone
8. Nintendo 3DS
9. Mortal Kombat
10. iPod

Mac App Store? Number one? Interesting. Though no more interesting than Macaulay Culkin as number 2 on the actors list I suppose. Glad to see there have been plenty of people tweeting about mac and cheese though.

Any surprises for you? Anything you’re surprised not to see on the list?

Here's who joined Twitter this year.

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.