Saturday, July 17, 2010

FIFA World Cup Soccer tops trends. That's cool! :-) @Mashable

Well, normally when it is "America Football", Baseball, Basketball, & other sports that typically are in the public view its nice to see the FIFA World Cup Soccer tournament pull of the trend numbers.

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This week’s chart was dominated by the sports world. From the conclusion of the World Cup to blockbuster Major League Baseball trades to the continuation of a hot NBA free agency season and the death of an American baseball icon, sports were on everybody’s minds this week on Twitter. Even sports side show stories like Paul the Octopus got more play among the tweeting masses.

This week we’re adding a new “intensity” column to the chart, which measures the “heat” of a specific story. Intensity is measured from 1 (least) to 5 (most) and essentially represents how often that topic trended during the week — for example a topic with an intensity measure of 3 appeared nearly twice as many times as an item at intensity 2. Because trending topics generally change so much from week to week, we’ve replaced the “previous peak index” number with the new measure of intensity. Please let us know what you think in the comments.

As always, our partners in data at What The Trend have provided the complete chart below. Because this is a topical list, hashtag memes and games have been omitted from the chart.

You can check past Twitter (Twitter) trends in our Top Twitter Topics section as well as read more about this past week’s trends on What The Trend.

Top Twitter Trends This Week: 7/10 – 7/16

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