Top 10 Twitter Trends Last Month

twitter-trends-chart-July was a month of escapism punctuated by tragic real-life events, if the month’s list of top trending topics on Twitteris any guide. At a time when kids are out of school and escaping the heat to an air-conditioned theater or a climate-controlled living room, it’s not surprising that entertainment topics dominated the list.

In particular, Nickelodeon’s “The ’90s Are All That” block of programming and the looming movie version of Phineas & Ferb dominated discussion, along with mainstays like Justin Bieber and soccer.

On the other hand, reality couldn’t be ignored as the shootings and bombing in Norway and the untimely death of Amy Winehouse also made the charts. Somewhat surprisingly, talk of the debt ceiling didn’t make the list, but that discussion got intense just as the month was ending. Latecomer Cowboys & Aliens monopolized a lot of the chatter toward the end of the month.

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

Top Twitter Trends, July 2011:

July saw both the Copa America football competition in South America and as the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany where Japan was victorious.
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2
The final installment in the Harry Potter film/book series generated a lot of conversation among fans. This was enhanced by the frequent appearance of the other seven Harry Potter films on international TV networks.
Phineas & Ferb
Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension hits theaters on August 5. Fans of the old TV show talked about it for weeks.
Norway Explosion/Shootings
An explosion in Oslo and a mass shooting at Norwegian Labour Party’s youth camp on island Utoya, Buskerud in Norway prompted a show of support for the victims with a moment of silence.
Justin Bieber
Why did Justin Bieber trend? Cause he’s the Biebs! Duh.
Users talked a lot about Twitter this month with hashtags like #ThingsWeLearnedOnTwitter & #WhenTwitterWasDown.
The TV channel TeenNick aired a block of programming called “The ’90s Are All That” which contained Nickelodeon shows from the 90s. Some of the trends that came from viewers reminiscing were Kenan & Kel, Drake & Josh, Doug, Clarissa Explains, Ren & Stimpy and Rugrats & Catdog.
Casey Anthony Trial
Many users on Twitter were absorbed by the closing arguments in the murder case against Casey Anthony and later voiced their opinion online when she was pronounced not guilty of killing her 2 year-old daughter, Caylee.
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse was found dead in her flat. She was 27 and users noted that this is the same age as Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones and other members of the “27 Club.”
Cowboys & Aliens
The genre-blending film was released to theaters on July 29 and got a very positive response on Twitter.
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