November 15, 2010

Pacquiao - Margarito Match Places Manny on Trending Topic Worldwide

The much awaited boxing match of Pacquiao and Margarito caused much discussion on social media today enough for the keyword "Pacquiao" to be a worldwide trending topic.  

While the actual fight was being aired  via satellite on local pay-per-view, selected cinemas and in sports bars, auditoriums and gymnasiums,  Filipinos were contributing much of their comments via twitter.   The tweets about the match were everything from blow by blow accounts, to cheers of support to witty remarks and comments about the bout.   All that, added with every other Pacquiao fanatic and viewer all around the world catapulted Pacquiao to be the trending topic for the day.   Other keywords or hashtags that were related to Pacquiao were "Margarito", "Pacquiao-Margarito" and even "Mayweather" who many Pacquiao fans want to see them square off in the ring were included in the list of worldwide trending topics.

Being victorious, a lot of congratulatory remarks on twitter sprouted which added the keywords "Congrats Manny" and "Filipino Pride" to the list of worldwide trending topics even 12 hours after the actual match.

Nov 15, 2010 12:00am  Trending Topics
Also in an interesting note, the "Pacquiao" keyword was also a trending topic in Canada and the United Kingdom.

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