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Thursday
Dec082011

Megan Fox, Charlie Sheen Among Top Facebook Trends of 2011

Michael Buckner/Getty Images For Maui Film Festival(PALO ALTO, Calif.) -- Megan Fox didn't star in the third Transformers movie over the summer, but her absence from the film didn't hurt her popularity on Facebook.

She had the fastest-growing Facebook page among actors and TV personalities in 2011, according to information released by the social networking site on Wednesday. Vin Diesel and Adam Sandler ranked second and third, respectively.

Facebook's "Memology 2011" also shows that Harry Potter and House were the fastest-growing movie and TV show on the site.  Hugh Laurie's titular character on House was among the fastest-growing fictional characters.

Thanks to his meltdown earlier this year, Charlie Sheen is featured on both a list of the top 10 global topics on Facebook and a list of the top 10 status trends in the U.S.

Here's a closer look at Facebook's "Memology 2011":

Fastest-Growing Actors and TV Personalities

1. Megan Fox
2. Vin Diesel
3. Adam Sandler
4. Selena Gomez
5. Will Smith
6. Taylor Lautner
7. Jackie Chan
8. Ashley Tisdale
9.  DJ Pauly D
10. Kim Kardashian

Fastest-Growing Movies

1. Harry Potter
2. The Twilight Saga
3. Toy Story
4. Avatar
5. Jackass
6. Shrek
7. Saw
8. Pirates of the Caribbean
9. Fast & Furious
10. Titanic

Fastest-Growing TV Shows

1. House
2. Two and a Half Men
3. The Simpsons
4. Family Guy
5. South Park
6. Grey's Anatomy
7. SpongeBob SquarePants
8. CSI: Miami
9. iCarly
10. The Big Bang Theory

Top Ten Global Topics on Facebook

1. Death of Osama bin Laden
2. Packers win the Super Bowl
3. Casey Anthony found not guilty
4. Charlie Sheen
5. Death of Steve Jobs
6. The Royal Wedding
7. Death of Amy Winehouse
8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
9. Military operations begin in Libya
10. Hurricane Irene

Top 10 Status Trends in the U.S.

1. lms (like my status)
2. tbh (to be honest)
3. Death of Osama bin Laden
4. Charlie Sheen
5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
6. Casey Anthony found not guilty
7. Packers win the Super Bowl
8. Hurricane Irene
9. Insidious
10. Death of Amy Winehouse

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Tuesday
Dec062011

Charlie Sheen, #Tigerblood, 'Thor' Top Twitter's Top Topics of 2011

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Twitter has released a list of Hot Topics for 2011, giving a snapshot of the past year in pop culture -- a who's who of the most-mentioned for the microblogging service.

The actor to appear most frequently among Twitter users was Charlie Sheen, while his expression #Tigerblood ranked as the second most popular hashtag of the year -- interestingly second only to #Egypt, which exploded on Twitter amid a government crackdown on dissenters.

Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away this year, took the top topic prize for actresses, leading second place finisher Friends with Benefits star and Marine Ball date Mila Kunis.  TV's Pretty Little Liars was the most-mentioned show on Twitter, followed by Two and a Half Men.  Superheroes led the pack for movies, with Thor, The Dark Knight Rises, and X-Men: First Class ranking in the top three.
 
Twitter's Hot Topics for 2011:

Television
 1. Pretty Little Liars
 2. Two and a Half Men
 3. The Craigslist Killer
 4. Golden Globe Awards
 5. People's Choice Awards

Movies
 1. Thor
 2. The Dark Knight Rises
 3. X-Men: First Class
 4. Fast Five
 5. Green Hornet

Actresses
 1. Elizabeth Taylor
 2. Mila Kunis
 3. Anne Hathaway
 4. Raven Symone
 5. Natalie Portman
 6. Elisabeth Sladen
 7. Jennifer Lopez
 8. Nina Dobrev
 9. Emma Watson
10. Fernanda Vasconcellos

Actors
 1. Charlie Sheen
 2. Macaulay Culkin
 3. Ryan Dunn
 4. Ricky Gervais
 5. Pete Postlethwaite
 6. Tracy Morgan
 7. Jake Gyllenhaal
 8. Ashton Kutcher
 9. Colin Firth
10. James Franco

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Dec142010

Twitter Names Its Top Trending Topics of 2010

Photo Courtesy - Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Twitter says the Gulf oil spill was the number one trending topic on its site this year.  The BP oil rig disaster ranked first on the micro-blogging website’s list of the top ten trends for 2010.  The oil rig exploded in April, and the leaking well wasn’t capped until September.

Justin Bieber ranked eighth, ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Pulpo Paul, the octopus that picked winning teams during this past summer's World Cup tournament.

Twitter says more than 25 billion messages have been sent so far this year.

Here is Twitter’s list of 2010’s top 10 trending topics:

1. Gulf oil spill
2. FIFA World Cup
3. Inception
4. Haiti earthquake
5. Vuvuzela
6. Apple iPad
7. Google Android
8. Justin Bieber
9. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
10. Pulpo Paul

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