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2 Jan, 2012

Global Dumbing Down as Trivia Trumps Real Issues on Twitter

DENVER, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — This week, consumer intelligence blog Frugaldad releases its latest infographic, “You are what you Tweet: 2011 in Review.” The graphic reveals surprising trends on our most heavily shared social media topics of the year.

The graphic asks the question, what does our social media profile say about us?  Through 2011, Rebecca Black’s notoriously terrible music video, “Friday,” turns out to be our most widely searched term and Justin Bieber reigns as the year’s most important person on Twitter.  Bieber and Black each beat out the events of the Arab Spring, the end of the Iraq war or any of this year’s natural disasters or fears over nuclear meltdowns.

As shocking as our most popular searches, posts and tweets may be, Frugaldad reminds us that over such a traumatic year, our reliance on Bieber or Sheen isn’t horrible.  Lighter topics relieve us from heavy news, and social media is just another way to cope.

Check out the full Infographic here: http://frugaldad.com/2011-in-review