Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fruity Pebbles a hot trend on Twitter?

I was poking around on twitter tonight and came across something funny. I am always interested in seeing what the latest trending words are on Twitter and why. When I was reading through the list I noticed Allstargame, Queen Gaga and ubersocial were top trending words tonight, not really too surprised. I was, however, quite surprised to see Fruity Pebbles made the list of top trends on Twitter right now. Too funny!!

It seems to be that John Sena, a WWF star, might have been the route cause of this trend with his tweet "just finishing morning bowl of Fruity Pebbles" from a few days ago. The word Fruity Pebbles seemed to have taken off from there. I find this to be particularly funny because this new trend didn't seem to stem from any advertisement or TV commercial, but a simple Twitter tweet. I am curious to see if sales of Fruity Pebbles increase during this time period because of this trend. It's been a while since I myself enjoyed a nice bowl of Fruity Pebbles and might even consider picking up a box the next time I'm at the grocery story.

If you are interesting in reading more about how trends become trends on Twitter, I wrote a blog on this topic a few days ago. http://mbucherblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/what-drives-twitter-trends.html

Enjoy,
M

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