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Cheat Sheet: A quick guide to Twitter trends

Use our handy cheat sheet to discuss today's Twitter trends over lunch

Published 27/02/2014 | 11:28

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The cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen outside Giglio harbour. Captain Francesco Schettino returns to Giglio island for the first time since the shipwreck of his cruise liner in 2012 in which 32 people died. The captain is expected to tour the wreck on Thursday as part of his ongoing trial. Reuters
The cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen outside Giglio harbour. Captain Francesco Schettino returns to Giglio island for the first time since the shipwreck of his cruise liner in 2012 in which 32 people died. The captain is expected to tour the wreck on Thursday as part of his ongoing trial. Reuters
Ukrainian men help pull one another out of a stampede as a flag of Crimea is seen during clashes at rallies held by ethnic Russians and Crimean Tatars near the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol. Thousands of pro-Russia separatists tussled with supporters of Ukraine's new leaders in Crimea on Wednesday as tempers boiled over the future of the region following the upheaval that swept away President Viktor Yanukovich. One person died, apparently of a heart attack, and two others were trampled and injured when people stumbled and fell to the ground in the crush, witnesses said.  Reuters
Ukrainian men help pull one another out of a stampede as a flag of Crimea is seen during clashes at rallies held by ethnic Russians and Crimean Tatars near the Crimean parliament building in Simferopol. Thousands of pro-Russia separatists tussled with supporters of Ukraine's new leaders in Crimea on Wednesday as tempers boiled over the future of the region following the upheaval that swept away President Viktor Yanukovich. One person died, apparently of a heart attack, and two others were trampled and injured when people stumbled and fell to the ground in the crush, witnesses said. Reuters
Thai police commandos take part in an anti-terrorism drill at the Crime Suppression Department headquarters in Bangkok. 89 commandos took part in the four-month anti-terrorism exercise.  Reuters
Thai police commandos take part in an anti-terrorism drill at the Crime Suppression Department headquarters in Bangkok. 89 commandos took part in the four-month anti-terrorism exercise. Reuters

We've rounded up the biggest Twitter trends of the day and the stories behind them for a quick and easy cheat sheet to today's trending news.

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Ukraine

The Ukraine is trending due to ongoing conflict. Read more about the latest developments by click on the links below.

Fugitive President seeks Russia 'protection'

In pics: Inside Ukraine President's abandoned mansion

Armed men seize government HQ, raise Russian flag in Ukraine's Crimea

 

#irishbizparty

Irish Biz Party is a weekly 'tweet-up' where Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) tweet about what they offer under the hashtag #IrishBizParty. Organised by @TweetingGoddess, each week a winner of the participants is selected as the #Starbiz. The winner is a business that has something to offer, is Irish and has particpated in #IrishBizParty. They win vouchers, offered up by other tweeting businesses and a feature in the Independent.ie Business section. (Follow @IndoBusiness for more.)

This week's #StarBiz winner was 'Fertility Therapy and Mindfulness.'

This week's #StarBiz feature: From widwifery to hypnotherapy: the SME that promises effective results

More on #IrishBizParty: From Dragon's Den to @Irishbizparty - the online SME advice centre

 

#KCA

This hashtag is for the Kid's Choice Awards, an annual Nickelodeon award event. One Direction fans have succeeded in getting the term to trend as they attempt to vote for their favourite boyband in the audience choice section. Their biggest contender in terms of Twitter votes is Ariana Grande.

 

#operationtransformation

Show transformed bride-to-be from size 20 to 14 for wedding

 

Chelsea, Moyes, Torres

These three are trending due to United's recent controversial performance.

Moyes got one thing right – this is his mess

John Giles: David Moyes needs time, but Robin Van Persie is a prat

 

For more of today's trending stories, head to our trending section by clicking here.

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