Brian O’Driscoll and other top Twitter trends in 2013

By: December 12, 2013
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With over 600,000 daily Twitter users in Ireland, and an average of one million tweets posted by the people of Ireland each day, Twitter is the best media outlet to go to, if you want to gauge the mood of the nation.

Twitter, Dublin, has released information on all the topics and personalities that trended in Twitter in Ireland in 2013.

From the #RaboTweeties to #seanref and #BOD (Brian O’Driscoll) the annual ‘Year on Twitter’ roundup shows the Irish use Twitter to “mourn those we lost, debate Irish and international news, discuss their favourite sports and sports people, start uniquely Irish conversations and tweet along with their favourite TV programmes in real-time”.

Vincent Browne topped the TV category, BOD was the most talked about sports star, the GAA was the most talked about sporting organisation, #seanref (which was defeated) was the second most discussed news topic and Seamus Heaney made the top ten list of people most talked about on Twitter 2013.

SOME OF THE TOP TEN PEOPLE, TOPICS & TRENDS ON TWITTER IN IRELAND 2013

TV
1 #vinb
2 Late Late
3 X Factor
4 GIBO
5 #theapprentice
6 rtept
7 #rtethevoice
8 #MOTD
9 #eurovision
10 #BBUK

Sports people
1 BOD
2 Roy Keane
3 Suarez
4 Joe Hart
5 Rob Heffernan
6 Dan Martin
7 John Joe Nevin
8 Noel King
9 Alex Ferguson
10 Adam Scott

Sports
1 #GAA
2 #RAW
3 #MUFC
4 #LFC
5 #NFL
6 #WWE
7 #6nations
8 #TheOpen
9 #COYBIG
10 #masters

Irish News
1 Roma
2 #seanref
3 #budget2014
4 #oirsocm
5 Seamus Heaney
6 #lapgate
7 #anglotapes
8 Marie Flemming
9 #Magdalene
10 Savita

People
1 Bieber
2 BOD
3 Miley Cyrus
4 Ben Affleck
5 Roy Keane
6 Taylor Swift
7 David Frost
8 Ken Barlow
9 Seamus Heaney
10 Suarez

International News
1 Syria
2 David Frost
3 HMV
4 Cyprus
5 Angelina Jolie
6 Egypt
7 #prayforBoston
8 James Gandolfini
9 Pope
10 #royalbaby

Irish People
1 BOD
2 Roy Keane
3 Seamus Heaney
4 Graham Norton
5 Pat Kenny
6 Sean O’Rourke
7 Michael Collins
8 Marie Fleming
9 Ivan Yates
10 Joe Brolly