Perseid Meteor Shower Aug 12th Unseats Miley Cyrus on Twitter
Only one thing can kick Miley Cyrus off the top Twitter trends list... rocks from space! Thanks to last night's meteor shower, the #meteorwatch out-tweeted #WeLoveYouMiley, whose very existence depresses me. After the (somewhat anticlimactic) pole-dance video, Miley was all the twage, but a kick-ass meteor shower showed her who the real star was. The Perseids slew the Disney Kraken.
The #meteorwatch Twitter topic, launched ahead of the two-day Perseids meteor shower peak which began on August 12, became a "trending topic" with an estimated 10,000 tweets, according to a Newbury Astronomical Society Twitter-monitoring programme.