Twitters Top Trending Topics of the Week New Years Huck Finn and

first_imgThe Consumer Electronics Showcase took up much of the tech buzz this week. If you were too entrenched in all of this week’s tablet news and missed out on all the other things in which normal, non-geeky people, were talking about, we can help. We took a look at some of the most talked-about topics on Twitter this week so that you can pretend you were keeping up with things other than tech-product announcements. Trust us, all but No. 10 on the list was news to us. Check out the top trending topics on Twitter for the week ending in January 7 after the jump!AdChoices广告1. New Year’s Eve:As the clock struck 12, people all over the world wished each other a Happy New Year. Sub-trends formed as people wished each other greetings in a variety of languages. It was also a world record for Twitter in terms of Tweets per second. #HappyNewYears2. Macaulay Culkin / Mila KunisMila Kunis, best known for her role as Jackie on That ’70s Show and for her recent role in Black Swan, and Macaulay Culkin of, well, you know, ended their seven-year-long relationship. #MacaulayCulkin3. People’s Choice AwardsThe People’s Choice Awards were held Wednesday, January 5. Zac Effron, Taye Diggs, and Aly Michalka were all trending during that time. Surprisingly enough, R-Pat and Kristen weren’t on that list. #PeoplesChoiceAwards4. Huckleberry FinnA new edition of Mark Twain’s classic book was released without the “n-word.” #Huckleberryfinn5. Marcela TemerBrazil’s presidential inauguration took place this week. Instead of focusing on Dilma Roussef, Brazil’s first female president, the majority of the media and tweets were centered around Marcela Temer, the beautiful wife of new Vice-President Michel Temer. It wasn’t just her looks that got people tweeting, there’s also over a 40-year age difference between the two. She’s 27, and he’s 70 years old. #MarcelaTemer6. Justin BieberIt wouldn’t be a normal week on Twitter if Justin Bieber wasn’t a trending topic. What’s up this week? Nothing, really. Team Bieber just wanted to reassure everyone that they are indeed still devoted to the Biebs. #TeamBieber7. Pete PostlethwaiteOscar-nominated stage, film, and television actor Pete Postlethwaite died at age 64 after a battle with cancer. Postlehwaite is known for his roles in The Usual Suspects, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, Alien 3, Amistad, The Constant Gardener, and, most recently, Inception. #PetePostlethwaite8. Things that Make Me Shake My HeadPeople are Tweeting about things that, well, make them shake their heads. #ThingsThatMakeMeSMH9. Hayao MiyazakiAnime master Miyazaki Hayao-sensei turns 70, and people are wishing him a happy birthday. Miyazaki is known for films such as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and My Neighbor Totoro. #HayaoMiyazaki10. MotorolaDid you think we’d let you get away without at least one piece of tech news? News from ces is that Motorola will ship two new items for Verizon: the Xoom, the first Android Honeycomb tablet, will be released in March, and the Droid Bionic, the first Verizon LTE device will also be released. #Motorola [Photo via]last_img

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