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January 31, 2015

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Top 2010 Twitter Trends to Remember

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This year Twitter proved, yet again, that it's a marketing and social networking mammoth. On top of watching some of Twitter's most influential black people (and even getting to interview a few) , we also kept an eye out for some of the biggest trending topics on Twitter. Here are some of the biggest:

1. #PredictingKanyeTweets - Earlier in the year, Twitter's very foundations were shaken when Kanye West decided to start tweeting. In his first 24 hours on the medium, Kanye hauled over a quarter million followers, inspired faux New Yorker cartoons, debates, translators and best of all prediction tweets.

2. #RememberWhen - The ultimate reminiscing session, this trend will probably never die. This year we've seen everything remembered from high-tops to 8 tracks. Who doesn't miss a good lunch box, anyway?

#ThingsBlackGirlsDo3. #Thingsblackgirlsdo - Running #1 in Twitter's ranks for an embarrassingly long time, this trend made us all pause and give the whole black community on Twitter a firm *SMH*. Riddled with offensive stereotypes and collective guffaws at black women's expense, this trend turned more than a few of us off from Twitter.

4. #Thankful - Citing everything from waking up that morning to being able to do for others to getting the last can of 4Loko before it was stripped from shelves, Twitterers take nothing for granted. We're just thankful that Twitter is around.

5. #IfHipHopwasHighSchool - Hip-Hop lovers took to Twitter this summer to make this trending topic a really entertaining read. The jokes about Kanye and Rick Ross alone made this trend worth it.

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6. #EddieLong - Leave it to the people on Twitter to take the disturbing accusations surrounding Pastor Eddie Long, and turn them into some of the funniest tweets of the year. Tackling everything from Eddie Long's hairpiece to his potential as a spokesperson for sporting goods, Twitter went in and we caught it all.

7. #confessiontime - The ultimate in TMI, this trend (along with #haveuever) seemed to be hot on Twitter for no other reason than to give twitterers the opportunity to share way too much about themselves.

Old Spice Guy8. @oldspice - Old Spice took the internet by storm with their twitter campaign that changed how many marketing companies viewed social media, in general. Creating response videos to people tweeting about their campaign, Old Spice took their marketing strategy to a new level. The fact that the whole campaign was centered around Isaiah Mustafa in just a towel, only made it that much better.

9. #2010Disappointments - Still building up, this trend is bringing to light Twitterers' disappointments this year, big and small. We can't wait until after the holidays when people use this as a way to publicly complain about their gifts.


10. Black Exoticism (Again) - Ok, so maybe people weren't tweeting this exact phrase, but with recent reports showing Blacks and Latinos making up over 25% of Twitter, there was a lot of talk about black people and twitter this year.

First it started with Slate's "expose" "How Black People Use Twitter", where in that familiar "National Geographic" way, Slate investigated the wild and crazy ways of blacks across the platform: "Look! They're using hashtags!" Then Gizmodo took it up a notch with this gem: "Why I Stalk a Sexy Black Woman on Twitter (And Why You Should, Too)", where the writer encourages white people everywhere to stalk black people's Twitter because it's "fascinating." #YouStayClassyInternet

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