I hope everyone had a great week! This week’s top trending topics are heavily saturated by what’s going on in pop culture, the news, and are also meme-laden. It’s no surprise that during a week when there are freak snow storms all over the country that people would be stuck indoors killing time on Twitter with memes.
1. #imthekindofperson – People are tweeting about what kind of person they are in regards to their behavior (at least that’s what it looks like to me). An example of this would be @laciswaggedout: #imthekindofperson that gets what they want 98.5% of the time. See what I mean? Just a boredom-induced meme.
2. #MJis – Tweeters are sharing with one another what the late Michael Jackson means to them. This has spawned the barely trending #MJalive which is tweeted by fans who insist that the artist is still alive.
3. #inschooli – What did you do in school? @Jenn_fo19: #inschooli actually try to look like i’m paying attention cuz i’m paying for my classes. Don’t we all.
4. Aquamarine – It is March’s birthstone and this week there were many of the gemstone-related giveaways on Twitter.
5. C-Span – Congress is voting on health care bills on the C-Span channel. Health care reform #hcr is a hot-button topic on Twitter.
6. You’re on here – There is a DM virus on Twitter right now. If you receive a direct message that says “You’re on here?” and includes a link do not click on the link. Easy enough.j
7. Justin Bieber – I tried to keep him off the list this week but he has two other related trending topics so ignoring them would make my list inaccurate. The Canadian singer has an album coming out on Tuesday which is why his fans are gushing all over Twitter about it.
8. #idoit2 – Another popular meme on slow news days. If you read a tweet by @idoit2 and it’s something that you would do you retweet it. Easy enough. @idoit2: RT if you hold the door open for someone… then that someone turns into 10 people! #idoit2 This tweet was retweeted over 100 times.
9. Stupak – Bart Stupak, a Congressman and Democrat in Michigan, is trying to get a bill passed that will not allow tax payer’s money to pay for abortions as part of the health care reform #hcr.
10. #nowplaying – This one usually tops the trending topics on any given day. @Tom_Rieg: #nowplaying Rise Against – Whereabouts Unknown