Hello all and Happy New Year!
I snagged 412,700 tweets from Twitter from about 16 hours that went from 2300 UTC December 31 to 1500 UTC Jan 1. This was 5% of the total tweets that went out with the phrase "new year".
Without further ado... The top 50 hashtags were as follows:
Nothing terribly surprising, but I had to check to see what some of these were:
- #UnionJTo775K is Union-J-World, um looks to be a band of some sort who are driving to get to 775k followers with promises of following people back.
- #VicmasDay10 is Victoria Justice (er... some celebrity?) who is making people jump through hoops and she will follow them if they simper and beg appropriately well.
- #ICONPOPQuiz is a trivia game
- #GetGlue is some sort of media app
- It warms my heart to see that "happy new year babe" beat out "happy new year bitches". Not by much, but it did.
- "Good things" is slightly more popular than "beautiful people". Speaking as someone that has more stuff than looks, I approve.
- We see east coast, but not west coast (that's probably because of the time range of which I got content. I was in a hurry and it was New Years Eve, what can I say?)
- So - things like "year yaa", "year juga", and year "kak" come from people mixing other languages with English. ("Juga" seems to be coming from folks in Indonesia.)
- And, in terms of what group of people were being wished? boys<friends<man<hun<girls<mate<folks<tweeps<bitches<babe<people<bro<baby<everybody<guys<everyone