Top 10 Twitter Trends This Week ( 4/29 – 5/5)

Published by pratyushkp on May 8th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Last week, Mashable predicted that the Royal Wedding would be the number one trending topic this time around. And we would have been right, if not for a bit of news that broke last Sunday.

The shots that took down Osama bin Laden were shots heard ’round the Twitterverse. A mind-boggling record of 12.4 million tweets per hour (5,106 tweets per second around the time of President Obama’s speech) helped to place all topics connected to the biggest news story of the year at number one this week.

It should be noted that despite the intensity of the bin Laden news, the Royal Wedding did come in at a close second.

To see the full list, check out the chart below. Because this is a topical list, hashtag memes and games have been omitted from the chart. The aggregate is based on Twitter’s own trending algorithm, and does not necessarily reflect raw tweet volume.

You can check past Twitter trends in our Top Twitter Topics section.

Top Twitter Trends This Week: 4/29 – 5/5

Osama bin Laden
Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by a small team of Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan. President Obama announced the news late Sunday night (ET).
Royal Wedding
Prince William and Catherine Elizabeth “Kate” Middleton were married on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey.
Harry Potter Movie/Book Series
On Twitter, Harry Potter fans were talking about Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Molly Weasley, Severus Snape, Hermione Granger, Bellatrix Lestrange, Fred Weasley and Sirius Black.
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber accidentally tweeted #pssst when he was trying to tweet #pissed instead, thus causing this to trend. People are tweeting secrets to one another or showing reasons why someone is “pissed.” Users asked their followers if they prefer Justin Bieber or Bruno Mars.
Much discussed football topics include Sunday’s upcoming Manchester United vs. Chelsea match, Lionel Messi, the retirement of Sami Tuomas Hyypiä, the Queens Park Rangers fault, the Champions League match Manchester United v Schalke and the Derby between two massive soccer clubs from Brazil: Grêmio Foot-ball Porto Alegrense and Sport Club Internacional.
Star Wars Day
Science fiction fans celebrated Star Wars on the 4th of May, tweeting the phrase “May the Fourth be with you!”
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga fans were excited about the release of “Judas,” her latest music videol. And it’s not clear how or when it started, but users are tweeting “Lord Voldemort + Lady Gaga = Lord Gaga.”
Chris Brown
On Thursday, R&B singer Chris Brown turned 22 years old and his fans sent him good wishes.
NBA Playoffs
Fans were most vocal about the Miami Heat meeting the Boston Celtics in the NBA Conference Semi-Finals. Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls was announced the winner of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2010-11 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award.
Owl City
Indonesian Tweeters were excited over an announcement that the band Owl City would be playing a concert in Jakarta on October 28. Also, fans were saying how much they liked the Owl City song “Vanilla Twilight.”

Data aggregate courtesy of What the Trend.

Source :-

  • See How One Man’s Tweet Told The World Osama Bin Laden Was Dead (
  • Top 10 Twitter Trends This Week [CHART] (
  • 10 Historic Tweets That Captivated the World (
  • The Power of a Single Tweet: How the Bin Laden News Broke on Twitter (
  • Here Are The Non-Essential (Read: Celebrity) Tweets Inspired By Osama bin Laden’s Death (
  • A Twitter Record That Has Nothing to do with Justin Bieber (
  • Osama bin Laden’s Last Tweet (
  • Top 10 Twitter Trends This Week [CHART] (
  • Rashard Mendenhall Loses Champion Endorsement Over Osama bin Laden Tweets (
  • Solomon: Athletes’ tweets are for the birds (
  • L.A.’s Twitter trending: embarrassing? (
  • “Osama Bin Laden’s Death as Told by Social Media and Search Engines” and related posts (
  • Osama Bin Laden Dead – Top Search On Google (
  • One Twitter user Live blogs from Osama Bin Laden’s raid (


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