Natural disasters and pop music had Facebook users talking, but this year: Get ready for a vocabulary lesson.
As the web continues to dole out the top trends of the year, Facebook has released its own list full of this year’s usual suspects: tween singer Justin Bieber, the earthquake in Haiti and the amazing story of the Chilean miners – but the list’s top spot went to slang.
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Yes, the number one Facebook status trend of the year goes to “HUM,” slang for “hit me up.” Facebook’s blog notes that the acronym was used only a few times a day in early 2009, but eventually snowballed to more than 80,000 mentions a day – perhaps proving once and for all the network’s stronghold on culture.
Other trends included the World Cup, the earthquake in Haiti and yes – even Justin Bieber. See the full list below:
2. World Cup
4. iPad & iPhone 4
6. Justin Bieber
7. Games on Facebook