Top 10 Twitter Trends This Week

twitter-trends-chart-360The world’s obsession with soccer in all its incarnations, is a topic too big to leave Twitter’s top trends. For the umpteenth consecutive week, fútbol remains above the fold on our chart, this time at number one.

For those of you keeping tabs on The Great Twitter Race of 2011, Justin Bieber is gaining on Lady Gaga. The Biebs just reached the 11 million follower threshold, closing in on Gaga’s 11.6 million. The milestone keeps Bieber on this week’s chart at number two.

And a surge of kid media hit the Twitterverse in these past few days. Coming in at number three on our chart is the Disney Channel show Phineas & Ferb, whose buzz was sustained at the prospect of a forthcoming movie.

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

Top Twitter Trends This Week:

Mario Been, the head coach of Dutch football, quit his job, citing a lack of trust and confidence from his players. Patrick Vieira, French footballer of Senegalese descent, announced his retirement. The USA women’s football team defeated the Brazilian & French squads to enter the finals. And the Copa America competition continues in South America with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay & Venezuela entering the Quarterfinals.
Justin Bieber
Bieber reached 11 million Twitter followers coming close to the biggest account, Lady Gaga, who has 11.6 million followers.
Phineas & Ferb
This upcoming movie spent another inexplicable week in Twitter’s Top 10 trending topics list. Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension is a movie coming out on August 5.
Harper Seven Beckham
Victoria and David Beckham had their fourth child (and first daughter) whom they named Harper Seven. Tweeters shared their opinions of the name.
Major League Baseball
The MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby, and Derek Jeter’s pursuit of 3,000 hits caused baseball to make an infrequent appearance in the weekly top 10.
Lil Wayne
Sorry 4 the Wait is a mixtape by Lil Wayne that was released this week.
Harry Potter Movie Series
While awaiting the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Harry Potter fans watched other movies in the series and talked about their favorite characters and books.
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato hit number one on iTunes with her most recent single “Skyscraper” (released July 12, 2011). It marks the end of an almost two year hiatus from the music industry.
Betty Ford
Betty Ford, the former First Lady of the United States (1974 to 1977), passed away on July 8.
Fairly OddParents
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of its hit show The Fairly OddParents, Nickelodeon produced a television movie, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!.
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