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Top Ten Twitter Trending Hashtags Revealed – Charlie Sheen Hits Second Spot

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With 2011 drawing to a close, social media site Twitter has revealed the top 10 trending hashtags from the past 12 months, as well as some other interesting top lists.

The micro-blogging site has reported huge growth in the past year, with more people than ever tweeting from their tablets, smartphones and computers. It’s been a pretty interesting year, and one with some very memorable moments, but which topped the list?

Our first thought was that the London Riots would surely have been at the top, but it was beaten back by top tweeted topic #Egypt. The unrest in the country during the spring of this year resulted in the #Egypt hashtag becoming the most used on the social network all year.

Coming a close second – and most definitely our favourite topic of the year – is Charlie Sheen and his infamous catchphrase-turned-hashtag #Tigerblood. The hashtag became popular after Sheen was fired from the hit TV show Two and a Half Men. After a series of hilarious public outbursts, he coined the phrase Tigerblood during an interview with an online gossip site.

Coincidentally, Twitter also reports that Charlie Sheen now holds the record for gaining the most Twitter followers in the shortest space of time, having created an account shortly after being fired from the hit US comedy show. Sheen’s account gathered over 1 million followers within just 24 hours of being created.

Elsewhere in the trending leagues, Rebecca Black shot to the top of Twitter’s music trending lists. The singer’s debut single entitled “Friday” soon became a hot topic across the world and web, with the cringeworthy music video becoming the brunt of many internet memes.

The most talked about topics in world news were Mubarak’s resignation in Egypt, the Japanese earthquakes and of course the demise of Osama Bin Laden.

Last but definitely not least is the top ten topics in the tech world – our favourite. Interestingly some of the big stories this year didn’t make the list – Apple’s iPhone 4S, iOS 5 and Android Ice Cream Sandwich all missed the list – though granted most of these products hit the market in the second half of the year.

Topping Twitter’s top tech trending topics (how’s that for alliteration?) was Apple’s new Mac App Store, which launched early on in the year to bring more apps and software to Macbook and iMac devices.

What’s your favourite hashtag from Twitter this year?

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Source: Twitter Blog