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Twitter Trending Topics

So, over on Twitter, RIP Kanye West is a trending topic. I figured he wasn't dead but checked it out anyways to see what people were talking about (I kind of hate Twitter for this, you can tell something is going on, but can't find out what's going on :S).

I still don't know what that phrase is a trending topic, but this RT is hilarious:

Whoever started the RIP Kanye West hoax, imma let you finish, but Balloon Boy had the best hoax of all time.

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maekala
Oct. 21st, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
Watching all the people freak out wondering if it's true is pretty funny. And then there are the debunkers. Do you think they realize that they're contributing to it remaining a Trending Topic?
paraka
Oct. 21st, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Twitter is the place where information hits first but no one knows what that information is. I love how yesterday a bunch of people where tweeting "Know God, know peace. No God, no peace" and "No God" became a trending topic as all the aethiests jumped on board :P

Oh how Twitter skews things.
juri_anne
Oct. 21st, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
lmao! Its kinda like the internet version of the game 'telephone'. :D
paraka
Oct. 22nd, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
It really is, especially since often trending topics have no context and generally within minutes of something becoming a trending topic the spam bots take it up diluting the message and then all these confused people start tweeting "Why is XX a trending topic?" so it's impossible to find out what's going on. Also because Twitter is so fast, Googling the term often doesn't produce any results since sites just haven't had a chance yet to comment no it.
paradise_city
Oct. 21st, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
Hee. Kanye West jokes will be funny for quite a while.
paraka
Oct. 22nd, 2009 11:52 am (UTC)
Especially since he just keeps coming out with them.
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