While Wiz Khalifa and Kid Cudi were able to make their impact among Google searches, as revealed in the search giant’s annual year-end Zeitgeist list, it was a little different for trends on Twitter this year.
Teen sensation Justin Bieber led the way among the top searched people on Google in 2010, and the story was the same for the “Top Twitter Trends in 2010,” but surprisingly, the only rapper to make the list in its “People” category was Lil Kim. (see here)
The pint-sized female rap legend was ranked at #6 on the list, behind only actor Mel Gibson, pop star Lady Gaga, WikiLeaks’ editor Julian Assange, and Brazil’s President-elect Dilma Rouseff.
While Kim was one of the most popular people on Twitter this year, hip-hop peers Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and singer Rihanna all made the “10 Most Retweeted Tweets of Twitter in 2010.” (see here)
Weezy’s first update upon his relese from prison, after serving an eight-month sentence, was the third most retweeted text. It read: “Aaaaaaahhhhhhmmmmm baaaaakkkkkkkkkk!”
Drake came in at #2 for a this inspirational quote: “We always ignore the ones who adore us, and adore the ones who ignore us.”
Kanye’s simple “I’m sorry Taylor” tweet ranked at #8, while Stephen Colbert’s “In honor of oil-soaked birds, ‘tweets’ are now ‘gurgles.’ http://bit.ly/cIhZNf .” was the #1 most retweeted of the year.