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Thu Aug 30, 2012, 08:20 AM

17. Let's seeeeee... A good analogy for a trending topic would be

the Pet Rock of catch phrases. Except in this era of disposable digital it doesn't last a year, it last for days.

So the #RomneyFail hash tag listed below is a great example. #AmericanBorat is another. When Romney was in England those two phrases swept through the Twitterverse like wild fire. People were using the phrases in Tweets. But more importantly, they were using them outside of Twitter. Posting them on Facebook, DU, etc. This got even more people to use their accounts to generate buzz about the phrase.

You can follow trending topics on Twitter. Or if you follow a lot of people you might see it in their Twitter Stream. For instance, I follow Barack Obama. His tweets show up in my stream. If I used the hash tag phrase #BarackObama, it becomes a topic. If I use it along with other people and we all follow that topic it starts to "trend".

So. Long and short, Romney is buying watercooler catchphrases because he thinks that speaking the lingo that all the kids are using will make him a cool cat daddy-o.

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