A Guide To Your #TrendingTopics

Every day on Twitter there are ten trending topics. A trending topic means many people are writing about something and adding an identical hashtag. Because this is all very abstruce, we’re introducing a daily guide to trending topics. Here are your trending topics for Monday, May 7, 2012. 

Teen Wolf Trailer
This is a promoted topic for a fairly mediocre television series on MTV which premieres its second season June 5th. The television show features a teen wolf named Scott who plays lacrosse and likes a girl named Allison. Here is the trailer so you needn’t watch the show. Although, in many ways, adolescent boys are just like werewolves anyway: hard-to-control urges, slobbering, bacne—so as a roman à clef, the series is especially incisive. 

Example Tweets: 

MTVTeenWolf
 

#What2ChainzWouldSay
2 Chainz, aka Tity Boi aka Tausheed Evans, is a Georgia-based rapper with a unique cadence. This meme involves speculating on what Mr. Evans might say in any given situation. Sadly, a lot of this meme has become just retweeting 2Chainz lyrics. This sort of misses the point. It’s the difference between speculating what Jesus would do in a situation (a.k.a. missing the 1 train) and pure biblical exegesis, that is, what Jesus actually did. 

Example Tweets: 

What2ChainzWouldSay

#WordsINeverWantToHear
A straight-forward meme of words one doesn’t wish to hear since they might indicate some sort of personal shortcoming. Perhaps surprisingly, there’s nothing ironic about this thread. 

Example Tweets: 

#WordsINeverWantToHear

#FatPeoplePasswords
Combinations of words and short phrases that indicate an unhealthy obsession with food that an overweight person might use as a password. Interestingly: Avril Lavigne (@WeLoveAvril) does not like this trending topic. 

Example Tweets: 

#FatPeoplePasswords

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