TOP 10 TWITTER TRENDS
1. “#MH17 – 298 passengers, including 28 Australians, on a commercial Malaysia Airlines flight lost their lives when the plane was shot down over the Ukraine.
2. Baden-Clay – Brisbane man Gerard Baden-Clay has spent his first few days in prison following his conviction for the murder of his wife Allison.
3. #carbontax – The Abbott government successfully axed the carbon tax but doubts have been raised about what savings will be passed on to households.
4. Wicked Campers – A schoolgirl sparked a national debate about the appropriateness of phrases painted on some Wicked Camper Vans.
5. Time Warner – Rupert Murdoch’s $76 million takeover bid for rival US media giant Time Warner Inc was rejected last week.
6. #HappyBirthdayTheo – One Direction fans wished band member Niall Horan’s nephew a happy first birthday, shooting the bub to the top of the trends list.
7. Thor – Marvel Comics unveiled its controversial plans to change its hammer-wielding Nordic superhero Thor from a man to a woman.
8. #SoMeT14au – Last week the Barossa Valley hosted the two-day Symposium for the use of social media in tourism.
9. Melbourne – The city’s outer suburbs were dusted with snow when a wintry blast, including extreme weather warnings, hit the state late last week.
10. Tony Abbott – The Prime Minister is hoping for a popularity boost following his repeal of the carbon tax, one of his key election promises.