Philippine Island(s) (Assassin), (XB) GENSAN, Ateneo & DLSU among top trending topics on Twitter

Four Philippine-related terms made it to the Top 10 Trending Topics
worldwide on Twitter just today, July 24, between 1 PM to 6 PM.

They are "Philippine Island", "GENSAN" and "Ateneo" with the first one even peaked at #2.

Obviously, two of those refer to the two Showtime finalists who competed in the show's grand finals held earlier where XB Gensan was announced as Champion while the Philippine Islands Assassin as Runner Up.

But many wondered why the trending keywords were not the exact names
of the two groups.

Here's my theory.

It's most likely because of how it was tweeted. Some have misspelled "Assassin" as "Assasin" (I'm guilty of that) and of course, the two words weren't counted as one and the same.

Some have also tweeted Philippine Island (singular) instead of Philippine Islands (plural). As a result, "Philippine Island" has
outnumbered any other terms close to it thus it was the one trending and not the complete name.

Philippine Island even stayed longer there, peaking at #2, because Fil-Am-Mexican singer Jasmine Villegas tweeted this: "Philippine
Island mahal kita!! Pinoy Pride Baby!" with 400+ retweets by other
users. She made that tweet upon seeing the Philippine Island among the Trending Topics.

Then a fake Katy Perry account later helped the term maintain its
position by tweeting, "I love the Philippine Island! I was there last
year and twas awesome." And also it made 400+ retweets.

Without mentioning "Showtime", GMANewsTv told its Twitter Followers
about why Philippine Island is trending, "So why's 'Philippine Isand' such a hot topic in the Twitterverse right now? Because of
earthquakes, dancing, spam, & 'Katy Perry'".

As for XB Gensan, GENSAN (Peak: #6) was the only one trending because some people
tweeted #XB GENSAN while others tweeted XB GENSAN. Obviously, GENSAN will have the higher count with #XB and XB being counted separately.

Just like last week, Ateneo and DLSU were once again trending on Twitter because of Ateneo Blue Eagles facing La Salle Green Archers in the Men's Basketball of UAAP Season 73. Ateneo peaked at #5 while DLSU at #7.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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