Twitter 2011 in Review: Top Tweets, Twitterati & Searches

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2011 in Tweets and searches

It’s that time of year again – cue the influx of articles chronicling the best and worst of 2011, despite the 24 days remaining.

Here’s hoping there are no seriously epic hash tags created in the next 24 days, now that Twitter has published its Year in Review.  It includes links to who joined Twitter this year, the year’s top stories, and hot topics.

It includes categories like Actors (Charlie Sheen) and World News (Mubarak’s resignation).

Notable additions to the Twitterverse this year include :

James Cameron

Sean Parker

Nelson Mandela

US Secret Service

UK House of Lords

Top 5 hash tags of 2011 :

1. egypt

2. tigerblood

3. threewordstoliveby

4. idontunderstandwhy

5. japan

Reflecting the all-encompassing nature of Twitter, the hash tags include a mix of world events and celebrity pop culture.

Top 5 searches:

1. iPhone

2. Casey Anthony

3. Kim Kardashian

4. Katy Perry

5. Jennifer Lopez

The iPhone is only the second item to top the search list in place of a person.  The first time this happened was in 2001 and 2002 when Playstation2 took out the top position.

Yahoo has also compiled their own 2011 Year in Review, recapping the top stories and searches.

The top Twitter hashtags of 2011

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