You know that you have to know. Twitter has just released the top trends from 2009. You can view the blog post here.
Twitter of course tracks what topics at all times are the most popular across the application. While this is useful and fun in the short term, it is even more exciting to have the data in a head to head historical context.
Now we can see, which of the biggest Twitter news subjects was the biggest (#iranelection), and that Michael Jackson is a much bigger deal than Adam Lambert.
I am of course sad to see that my #snore campaign has yet to crack any top ten lists.
Twitter built an image (well done Twitter) that has them all baked in, take a look:
You can see a higher-res version of the image here. Best of the list after the jump.Some highlights: Harry Potter beat New Moon, thank god. Tweetdeck beat Windows 7, and the Lakers are more popular than the Yankees.
What is missing from this list is #followfriday, which did not make the hashtag list, surprisingly.