Each Friday (or shortly thereafter, on occassion) I’ll be analyzing Twitter’s tweet trends as after a busy week people, generally, like to take to the internet to bitch, moan, or commentate on world goings-on. Here are your tweet trends for Friday and Saturday, March 16th and 17th:
#36MillionBeliebers – In keeping with one of Twitter’s seemingly inescapable functions, updating the world on everything Justin Bieber and doing so absolutely constantly, today we’re regaled with the news that the Biebs’ fandom has now reached 36 million people. For reference, that’s more than the population of Canada and 207 other countries individual populations. I think I’m going to be sick.
When Bieber releases a so-called ‘Best of’ album, they’ll have Charles’ permission to die.
#IKnowImNotTheOnlyOneWho – While a little long for a hashtag trend, this one provides a great opportunity to reveal to the world just how strange we, as a species, truly are. Highlights from this week include running away from the dark, sniffing books, and the very real need for a sarcastic font.
Snape won’t admit he’s done those things until he’s sure they aren’t being sarcastic.
#NothingFeelsBetterThan – In the everlasting words of Bart Simpson, ‘if it feels good, do it.’ Top tweeters in this category include the hilarious Not a Cop, the unintentionally hilarious Deer Hunting and, of course, the infallible Darth Vader. In true redneck fashion, Deer Hunting expresses their joy of shooting large animals and then watching them scamper off and die a slow, agonizing death, while Darth quotes one of his favourite movies and NoNarkHere does something inappropriate with some mary-jane.
Now to find some deer-hunter-hunting droids.
Happy / St. Patrick’s Day – Delaying this past week’s Tweet Trends post allowed me include St. Patrick’s day postings in a timely fashion (that is, a day late rather than a week late!). Tweets today included a misconception about snakes in Ireland, some bitterness over Cinco de Mayo, Darth Vader looking for the dark side, and Iron Man’s JARVIS playing a prank on Stark himself. Here are the tweet-o-sphere’s best efforts!
Your call – have your clothes dyed green, or get mailed a box full of snakes.
That’s it for this week, folks – see you in seven (or so) days with next week’s tweet-trends!