|Twitter Trend in Mexico as of 11/13/11 11:45am|
|Twitter Trend in Philippines as of 11/13/11 11:45am|
Thousands of tweets have been posted about the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez boxing match as it nears its bout. Several related hashtags and variants of their names have been tweeted too.
It's interesting to note that upon making a quick check on twitter trending topics for both Philippines and Mexico, you would expect each of them to be a trending topic on the country their representing.
However, the case is that Manny Pacquiao is trending on Philippines with the hashtag #PacMan and in Mexico with the hashtag #Pacquiao while Marquez is not trending in both countries at all.
Sysomos reports that at as of December 2009, Mexico had a slightly bigger percentage of users than the Philippines at 1.11% penetration rate. In June 2010, according to Comscore, the Philippines Twitter penetration grew to 14.8% surpassing Mexico at 13.4%. Regardless of the slight different between the two countries in Twitter market penetration, both Philippines and Mexico are among the Top 10 countries in the report.