What do the World Cup, Chilean miners and Justin Bieber all have in common? According to Facebook, they were among the most popular topics among its users in 2010. The social media site has released its second annual “Memology,” listing the top trends in status updates in the past year, and those three items were among the top 10 overall trending status updates. However, none of them could compare to a single phrase: “HMU.”
Standing for “Hit Me Up,” the term rocketed to the top of Facebook’s year-end status update chart despite being barely used in 2009. However, its popularity with teens and other young users as a way to ask friends to contact them made it the most popular phrase on Facebook in 2010.
The top 10 trending status update phrases from Facebook in 2010, according to their blog post:
2. World Cup
4. iPad and iPhone 4
6. Justin Beiber
7. Games on Facebook