Top 10 Twitter Trends This Week

twitter-trends-chartA wave of nostalgia served as an escape from summer heat and tragedy last week on Twitter, as a Nickelodeon ’90s retrospective took the top honors in our weekly survey.

Meanwhile, the real world gripped Twitter users, with the Norway explosion/shootings and Amy Winehouse’s death spurring users to not only tweet, but spread the word of a moment of silence for Norwegian victims.

And then there was football, both American (as in NFL) and international (as in futbol), keeping the Twitter fires burning all week, even during their off-seasons.

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

Top Twitter Trends This Week:

The TV channel TeenNick aired a block of programming called “The ’90s Are All That” containing Nickelodeon shows from the ’90s. Some of the trends that came from viewers reminiscing were Kenan & Kel, Drake & Josh, Doug, Clarissa Explains, Ren & Stimpy, Rugrats and Catdog.
Norway Explosion/Shootings
There was an explosion in Oslo and a mass shooting at Norwegian Labour Party’s youth camp on island Utoya, Buskerud, Norway. People all over the world showed support for the victims with a moment of silence.
Users discussed problems they were having with Twitter, along with things they’ve learned by participating on the social network.
Fans continue to watch football in the off-season and the largest football-related trend this week was “Support Timnas Indonesia” referring to the Indonesian National Football Team beating Turkmenistan 4-3 in the Pre Qualification World Cup 2014.
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse was found dead. 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.”
Phineas & Ferb
Inexplicably, this old TV series continues to trend, week after week. Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension movie is released on August 5th.
National Football League
Now that the U.S. football lockout was resolved, players are getting traded, re-signed or released as teams prepare for the next season.
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2
Harry Potter fans continued to discuss the latest film along with other movies in the series. One of the most popular trends was “Greatest Harry Potter Moments”.
Justin Bieber
Bieber fans in Mexico, Colombia and other South American countries started trends to petition the singer to tour in their countries.
One Direction
This week saw the first anniversary of the creation of One Direction, a UK pop group brought together on the singing talent UK TV show X Factor..

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