The Top Twitter Hashtags and the Top Yahoo Searches Of 2011

The Top Twitter Hashtags and the Top Yahoo Searches Of 2011

Today the Top Twitter Hashtags of 2011 thus far have been revealed by Twitter in their annual Year in Review Page, and the results are basically on par with what we’ve seen trending on Twitter in 2011, although there still are a few things missing that surprised us. Either way, the results reflect a mixture of results which spiked across the globe in real time such as #egypt, #jan25, #japan and popular trending meme’s that have continued to take the world by storm in 2011 even till today such as Charlie Sheen’s #tigerblood although surprisingly #winning wasn’t there since we feel that hashtag has continued to live longer than tigerblood.

Either way, the list is as follows:

  1. egypt
  2. tigerblood
  3. threewordstoliveby
  4. idontunderstandwhy
  5. japan
  6. improudtosay
  7. superbowl
  8. jan25

Quite an interesting list by itself. Similarly, Yahoo! also released their top searches of the year and if you compare them to Twitter’s top hastag’s, you’ll see it’s not as similar as you would expect. Take a look at the list yourself:

  1. iPhone
  2. Casey Anthony
  3. Kim Kardashian
  4. Katy Perry
  5. Jennifer Lopez
  6. Lindsay Lohan
  7. “American Idol”
  8. Jennifer Aniston
  9. Japan Earthquake
  10. Osama bin Laden

What’s interesting is that you won’t find Singer names anywhere on Twitter, while Yahoo Searches are full of them. Leading the pack is obviously the iPhone which is always quite popular worldwide, and Twitter’s top hashtag – #egpyt isn’t to be found anywhere near Yahoo’s top Searches. Obviously it could mean that the two are unrelated and Twitter and Yahoo are both used for different things, or one group is certainly more civilized that the other (who knows).

Still it’s an interesting look at what really interests people on different sites, and it would be even more interesting to compare it to say Google and Bing Searches on this front.

Source: Tech Crunch


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