Trending on Twitter: The Hobbit, Taylor Swift and CAPS LOCK

Twitter continues to provide a world-wide snapshot of the most popular subjects being spoken about around the globe. But keeping a handle on all of it is impossible, which is why people turn to What The Trend, a Twitter aggregator that positions itself as “the front page of the real time web”, to follow the global conversation. It’s another week where sports is fairly dominant, and it marks a return to the Top 10 for Justin Bieber and some amusing memes.

Read on to see the full list of the week’s Twitter trends.

1. NBA: The NBA season has started, and the Lakers’ win took the top mention among tweets. Other trends were the NBA debut of number-one pick Blake Griffin, who lost along with the Los Angeles Clippers to the Portland Trail Blazers.

2. UFC: Brock Lesnar, former UFC champion, lost his title to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121.

3. Taylor Swift:Taylor Swift released her third album “Speak Now” and fans are quite excited.

4. NFL: The somewhat-disliked Cowboy’s quarterback Tony Romo was injured this week, leading both to mentions of his replacement Jon Kitna, and an homophobic slur of the name “Romo.”.

5. Soccer/Football: In European football, the match between Excelsior and Ajax, and the Dutch football match between PSV and Feyenoord were top mentions.

6. #UWasCoolUntil: People are tweeting about things that cause you to no longer be cool.

7. Caps Lock Day: Why isn’t the caps lock TT in actual caps ?. TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY. #INTERNATIONALCAPS.

8. The Hobbit (Movie): News flash: Martin Freeman (recently seen in the Sherlock Holmes TV update) will be playing Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit.

9. Indonesian Natural Disasters: Numerous disasters have occurred in Indonesia, such as the flood in Jakarta, the eruption of Mount Merapi, and the recent earthquake and tsunami in Mentawai. People are both requesting and saying their prayers to the nation.

10. Justin Bieber: Justin Bieber’s ‘Never Say Never’ 3D Movie. A teaser trailer was released this week.



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