Noynoy Aquino tops Twitter, Google topics


Posted at Jun 30 2010 12:36 PM | Updated as of Jun 30 2010 11:20 PM

Noynoy Aquino tops Twitter, Google topics 1
Twitter trending topics as of 12:36 p.m. on June 30, 2010


MANILA, Philippines - Just as President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III was delivering his inaugural speech to a live audience of half a million people at Quirino Grandstand and to millions via Internet and TV, his name cropped up as the top trending topic on Twitter worldwide.

At first "Noynoy Aquino" was the top term trending on the popular microblogging site.

Mid-way through Aquino's inaugural speech at noontime on June 30, the top trending topic became "President Noynoy Aquino."

"Aquino III" was number 4 at the same time "President Noynoy Aquino" was number 1.

Singer Noel Cabangon ("Noel Cabangon") occupied the third most popular trending topic worldwide at the same time. Cabangon sang "Ako ay Isang Mabuting Pilipino" and "Kanlungan" at the inauguration ceremonies.

Noynoy, Charice on Google

Meanwhile, on popular search engine Google, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III and Filipino singing sensation Charice topped the list of Google searches in the country among keywords related to the inauguration of the Philippines' top 2 leaders.

Data from Google Philippines' Zeitgeist list showed that Aquino and Charice were the fastest rising search terms in the country on June 30. Charice sang the Philippine national anthem at the Aquino inauguration.

Vice President Jejomar Binay, who arrived in a customized electric jeep (aptly called "B-Jeep"), came in third place.

Other participants in the inaugural became hot topics among Internet-using Filipinos. ABS-CBN also made it in the list as people tune in to the multimedia conglomerate's news coverage of the historic event.

"Local online news provider, ABS-CBN, is set to cover the June 30 inauguration and bring news to the public as it happens," Google Philippines said.

Below is the full list of Google Philippines' fastest rising search terms on June 30:

1. Aquino III

2. Charice

3. Binay

4. Armed forces

5. Delfin Bangit

6. China

7. Weather

8. Noynoy cabinet

9. ABS-CBN News

10. Quezon City