[Oil sheen is seen of the surface of the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) ]
"BP Oil Leak" has been a trending term for awhile because the event's dizzying impact.
Thought it's been an ongoing event, I see a lot of bloggers such as yourselves who tackle the tragedy with a fresh new angle. In their post, the authors refer to mainstream press coverage but then quickly jump into their own analysis.
Such as this: BP Oil Leak Day 37 Dawns: Who Speaks for the Wildlife.
This post came up on as the second link on the Google News results when I typed in that key phrase.
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Persia: Wrong ass hole. Its a country >Persia is a type of cat! ~ LOL. »Lmbo. Gulf oil: News reports that the Gulf oil spill is the worst in history. #oilspill: There was a large oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico April 20, from the Deepwater Horizon operation causing hundreds of thousands of litres of oil to spill out into the ocean. People are tweeting about stories covering this, and ways to help wild/marine life in the area. SATC2: The girls are back! Sex And The City 2. Yeeeeeeehaaaaaaa! Lee Dewyze: A paint salesman : Lee Dewyze (24) is the winner of American Idol 2010. Congratulations Lee! Dunga: Dunga is coach of Brazilian team for the World Cup 2010. Essien: Michael Essien is out from the world cup for Ghana after suffering an injury. Arcade Fire: Arcade FIre is a Canadian indie band, who released two songs from their upcoming album. Twitter Over Capacity: Home of the lovable Fail Whale! Free Willy's got nothing on you. LET BIEBER TREND ALREADY OMFG. Engels: 'Engels' is the Dutch translation of the word 'English'. English exams take place today in Holland for some of the high school students. Tricia: Karangturi is the best. Sctv Music: SCTV Music Award is an award which hold by one of Indonesian Television. Indonesian are tweeting about their favorite musician. A. #kyuhyun4years: May 27th 2006 is the day Cho Kyuhyun joined Korean boyband Super Junior. ELF (Super Junior fans) are celebrating. MYX: MYX is a popular music channel in the phillipines. Follback: Follback is being used by Indonesian Twitterers as an abbrev. form of "follow back." Oil Spill: At least 21,000 gallons of crude oil has spilled into the Gulf of Mexico near the United States mainland coast, about 30 miles off the shore of Galveston, Texas. The U.S. Coast Guard says that oil is still leaking at a rate of 80 to 400 gallons a day. iPads: Apple's newest hardware will be released tomorrow. Preordered devices arrived today in UK, Germany and other countries. #togetwithme: People are explaining their requirements when choosing their significant other. xoxo. Lee DeWyze won: The winner of American Idol season 9. With the runner up Crystal Bowersox. Economie: Dutch students have their economy exams today. Idol finale: The American Idol Season 9 finale ended with Lee Dewyze winning the title and longtime popular judge Simon Cowell saying farewell as he is leaving the show. Long Weekend: People are tweeting their plans for the upcoming Long Weekend. Friday 28th May is Waisak, Buddhist in all over the world including Indonesia will celebrate it. American Idol: The finale was last night ans Lee DeWyze was declared the winner. Won American Idol: Lee DeWyze was announced as the next "American Idol"on May 26, 2010 on the grand finale of the TV show on Fox. Bowersox: Crystal Bowersox is runner up of American Idol season 9 on Fox. Dewyze: Winner on American Idol Season 9 (vs. Crystal Bowersox.) Since Lee Dewyze trended higher than Crystal, it appears that he is more popular, at least among Tweeters. Crystal Bowersox: Crystal Bowersox is runner up of American Idol season 9 on Fox. janet jackson: Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson if your nasty) performed on the American Idol finale. She looked, sounded, and was absolutely amazing. William Hung: William Hung came out during the remix of "Pants on the Ground" on the season finale of American Idol "Shaw-Tee!." Bret Michaels: Bret Michaels has overcome a lot these past few weeks and was strong enough to perform on American Idol's season finale. #giftfromgod: People are explaining what they consider to be a gift from God. Magic win: The Orlando Magic defeated the Boston Celtics bringing the series 3-2 in favor of Bos. Sheldon Williams: The Celtics Automatically Lose when Sheldon Williams enters the game. Hack-a-Howard: "Hack-a-howard" is a strategy used by the Boston Celtics which is thought to have caused their 3-1 series lead. DeWyze wins: Idol just started airing on the west coast. Thanks twitter for spoiling it for us! #idolfinale: If you're watching it, you're joke. If you can't spell, you're a virgin. Greyson: 12 year old Greyson Michael Chance did a cover on Lady GaGa's "Paparazzi" and posted it on YouTube. Greyson Chance reportedly just signed a deal with Interscope Records. Jameer: People are tweeting about Jameer Nelson, the Orlando Magic player who led his team to a Game 4 overtime victory on May 25, 2010. Paul Pierce: People are tweeting about the Boston Celtics player Paul Pierce in the Celtics at Magic game on May 26, 2010. Next American: People are excited that Lee DeWyze is the "next American Idol" -- announced tonight, May 26, on the 2-hour special grand finale of the TV show American Idol on the Fox network. Idol winner: People are excited that Lee DeWyze was announced as the new "American Idol" tonight, May 26, on the 2-hour special grand finale of the TV show American Idol on the Fox network. Gano Lee: Spanish for "Lee Won" referring to the fact that Lee DeWyze won American Idol Season 9. Kendrick Perkins: Kendrick Perkins was ejected from game five of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. He also faces a mandatory one game suspension should the NBA agree his technical fouls were valid. Soft Happens: Jeff Van Gundy said "NBA...where soft happens" during the broadcast of the Magic-Celtics game. Idol winners: Past American Idol winners gathered on stage tonight in the finale to honor departing judge Simon Cowell. AnahiQuieroMusicVideo: Latin singer @anahi just premired her music video for Quiero...www.premiosjuventud.com and vot for her! American Idol finale: a show that used to be good but now sucks. Simon cowell is leaving because of this. Reddick: He's not a bust out of duke louw the guy gosh he cab shoot ur lights out. Brett Michaels: Brett Michaels performed a duet with Casey James on the American Idol Finale. Casey James: in American Idol top 12 & just sang duet with Bret Michaels. Xtina: Xtina is a nickname for Christina Aguilera, who performed "You Lost Me" on the American Idol Season 9 finale episode. She is releasing her new album "Bionic" 8th June. Fernandão: São Paulo's player who was essential to the victory against Palmeiras. (Brazilian Championship). Hardcorito: Hardcorito is Chilean, people do not seem to know why he is trending. Kneza: Chilean fake star. You can show your contempt using the hashtag #Yingoesunamierda Falsa celebridad chilena, puedes demostrar tu desprecio a este TT usando el hastag #Yingoesunamierda. Linkletter: Art Linkletter died. He was the tv host for two of tv's longest running shows- House Party and People Are Funny. Mariuxi: Mariuxi is Hardcorito's ex-girlfriend, who also appears on TV in the same Chilean show. Art Linkletter: TV & radio personality Art Linkletter has died at age of 97. He was former host of "House Party." Zambia: Zambia is playing against Chile in a friendly football match. Jaheim: People started tweeting about Jaheim after his video debuted on BET's 106&Park. Namorados: People from Brazil are commenting on the upcoming Lover's Day (also known as Valentine's Day). It is celebrated on the 12th of June. Ice Cube: Hip Hop rapper Ice Cube was on BET's 106 & Park today. SATC: Sex And The City - The second Sex and the City movie opens tomorrow (May 27th). Gulf: There was a large oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico April 20, from the Deepwater Horizon operation causing hundreds of thousands of litres of oil to spill out into the ocean. People are tweeting about stories covering this, and ways to help wild/marine life in the area. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/30/AR2010043001788.html. #millionpounddrop: this is a UK gameshow on Channel 4 in which two contestants start with £1 Mil and bet that money and survive for 8 questions. What ever money they get at the end of the 8th question, they will take home. Seleção: Stupid people speaking Spanish! (Posted by this stupid user @DylanCa that doesn't even know it's actually portuguese, what a jerk!). Seleção = Selection. Memorial: The last Monday in May is Memorial Day, a holiday in the United States. It is also considered the unofficial start of summer! :D. Debat: The 8 leading political parties in Holland held a debate ahead of the Dutch 2010 parliamentary election. #carredebat: People are tweeting about a live TV debate between political party leaders for the Dutch general elections held in June. The debate is aired by TV channel RTL 4 and is held in the Amsterdam-based Carré Theater. Rutte: Leader of a Dutch political liberal party (VVD). Trending because of his appearance in the TV program "Carre Debat", 26 May. Oneil: Oneil Edwards from the Dancehall group Voicemail from Jamaica has succumed to his injuries. Roemer: Emile Roemer is Socialist Party leader. He is currently participating in a live TV debate for the June 9th Dutch general elections. Rhys: Rhys just got fired on the UK's Junior Apprentice. Movie Awards: Twilight walked away with 3 awards including a win for RPattz. #juniorapprentice: Junior Apprentice is a TV spin-off of the popular Apprentice series. Broadcasted on BBC 1 & HD. It is currently on the third episode. Halsema: Femke Halsema is GroenLinks party leader. She is currently participating in a live TV debate for the June 9th Dutch general elections. JPB: Jan Peter Balkenende he was the dutch Prime Minister. He also participated in the carredebat. Chicharito: Mexican and Manchester United's soccer player. Today it isn't his day. (Again). Monfils: There is an uproar because after play on other courts was stopped due to darkness, Gael Monfils and Fabio Fognini were forced to play on at 4-4 in the fifth set after darkness had descended, with tournament officials succumbing to the jeers of the crowd for the match to go on. AnahiChannelOne: Official @Anahi's YouTube Channel with the same videos AnahiMeHipnotizas y AnahiQuiero. Nothing trendy. Torres Nilo: Jorge Torres Nilo is a mexican soccer player that plays defense, in the club Atlas De Guadalajara in the first division of mexico. Immigratie: Immigratie is Dutch for immigration. People are tweeting about it because it is talked about during the Carré Debat live TV debate bewteen Dutch policital leaders. Dutch general elections are held at June 9th. Holandeses: Soccergame Holland Vs Mexico and Holland is winning! Seleccion: People are talking about mexico since they are playing holland right now. Nieman: Host of a political debate in the Netherlands, called "Carre Debat", on the Dutch TV channel RTL4.