Twitter reveals top trending topics of 2015; AlDub makes it to the list

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Social networking site Twitter has released the top topics that trended on their site worldwide this 2015.

The list included nine categories, namely music, TV, tech, news, politics, sports, pastimes, stars, as well as the top emoji used, and the 10 most used hashtags per category.

Trending entertainment and entertainers

English-Irish pop boyband One Direction (#OneDirection) topped Twitter's Music category. It was an eventful 2015 for the band, with its fifth member Zayn Malik leaving the group in March, the group announcing that they will take a break in 2016, and the launch of their latest album, Made In the A.M.

Four spots in the Top 10 went to K-pop boy bands GOT7 (#GOT7) at second, EXO (#EXO) at fourth, Bangtan Boys or BTS (#방탄소년단) in the sixth place, and BigBang (#BigBang) in the 10th spot.

Top 10 trending topics in Music: #OneDirection, #GOT7, #NowPlaying, #EXO, #FifthHarmony, #방탄소년단, #iHeartAwards, #MTVEMA, #VMA, #BigBang

Nickelodeon's Kid Choice Awards (#KCA) held last March 28 received the highest number of tweets for TV-related hashtags. Two other award shows, Teen Choice Awards (#TeenChoice) and the American Music Awards (#AMAs) made it to the second and fifth spot respectively.

#ALDubEBTamangPanahon made it to the third spot of the TV category.

After long weeks of not seeing each other, actor Alden Richards and Dubsmash star Maine Mendoza a.k.a Yaya Dub met for the first time — the right time, said Lola Nidora — last October during an episode of noontime show "Eat Bulaga," which sent their huge fanbase on a tweeting spree.

Top 10 trending topics in TV were: #KCA, #TeenChoice, #ALDubEBTamangPanahon, #더쇼, #AMAs, #TheWalkingDead, #Empire, #PLL, #RisingStar, #BieberRoast.

Technology and News newsmakers

The announcement of the iPad (#iPad) Pro in September sent the newest tablet from Apple to the top spot of the Tech category.

Top 10 trending topics in Tech: #iPad, #SoundCloud, #Android, #Periscope, #iPhone, #Amazon, #YouNow, #Apple, #startup, #Twitter

Terror attacks in the past year made it to the top topics under the News category. Terror group ISIS (#ISIS) made it to the third spot. The multiple Paris attacks last November that killed 128 people sparked #PrayForParis.

The attack at the offices of French satirical weekly paper Charlie Hebdo (#CharlieHebdo) that killed 12 also made it to the top trending topics. This also sparked the #JeSuisCharlie movement or a slogan that means "I am Charlie."

Top 10 trending topics in News: #jobs, #Quran, #ISIS, #PrayForParis, #LoveWins, #CharlieHebdo, #JeSuisCharlie, #BlackLivesMatter, #地震, #SandraBland

Other top trending topics

Top 10 trending topics in Politics: #tcot, #LoveWins, #auspol, #leadership, #GOPDebate, #WakeUpAmerica, #cdnpoli, #UniteBlue, #Obama, #GE2015

Top 10 trending topics in Sports: #الاهلي, #MUFC, #LFC, #HalaMadrid, #NFL, #NBA, #CFC, #WWE, #MLB, #Football

Top 10 trending topics in Pastimes: 1. #Love, #Art, #Fashion, #Photography, #TFW, #Travel, #Selfie, #TBT, #LOL, #Food

Top 10 trending topics in Stars: #ArianaGrande, #OrianaSabatini, #DulceMaria, #PITTY, #DemiLovato, #Anitta, #MartinaStoessel, #SelenaGomez, #PeterLanzani, #PAULOCASTAGNOLI

Twitter has a total of 320 milllion active users monthly. It is the 4th most used social app in the Philippines after Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.

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