Month five of 2011 has faded away off into the history books and just like the last few months, it’s time to find out what the top ten Twitter topics were for May 2011. When you think about last month, what do you believe was the most popular topic in the social media world? The NBA playoffs would be a good guess, the playoffs started to heat up and the finals were decided. Another good choice would have been Mother’s Day. Obviously, most people do something special for their mother on that special day, so I’m sure it was a popular topic. But I personally believe the number one Twitter topic for May 2011 had to be the death of Osama bin Laden. Wouldn’t you agree?

Well, if you did…we were both wrong! Soccer/Football was the number one Twitter topic for May 2011. I honestly don’t get it. I understand that soccer is the most popular international sport and I also understand the soccer playoffs must have contributed to the increase in Twitter traffic. But I still can’t believe that Twitter conversations about soccer are more important than the death of Bin Laden!

Apparently…I was wrong. According to statistics from, soccer/football was not the only topic more popular than the death of bin Laden. Justin Bieber was an even more popular topic!

Are you kidding me? The world’s most dangerous, evil and craziest terrorist is finally dead after spending 10 years trying to find him, but more people are interested in the way Bieber styled his hair on a given day? Again, I don’t get it, but at the same time, I’m not a Bieber fan and I don’t have Bieber Fever, so that could be a good reason why I don’t get it.

Please look below at a complete list of the top 10 Twitter topics for May 2011:

  1. Soccer/Football
  2. Justin Bieber
  3. Osama bin Laden
  4. May21st/The Rapture
  5. Lady Gaga
  6. Mother’s Day
  7. NBA Playoffs
  8. Jonas Brothers
  9. Super Junior
  10. The Vampire Diaries

Leave us some comments on your opinion of the top 10 Twitter topics for May 2011. What topics do you think should have been on the list, but didn’t make the cut?

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