Latest Twitter Trends
February 27, 2012 by staff
Latest Twitter Trends, An Internet hoax about the death of British actor Rowan Atkinson has became the top trending topic worldwide on Twitter. The 57-year-old comedian is the latest celebrity to be the victim of a hoax about their death.
Rumours about the apparent demise of the ‘Mr Bean’ star spread around the globe within hours of a “joke” tweet from a so called “internet troll” on the social networking site.
The hoax even briefly fooled Internet encyclopaedia Wikipedia, which displayed Atkinson’s date of death as 26 February 2012 on his entry page.
Tens of thousands of people latched onto the #RIP Rowan Atkinson hash-tag to express their condolences.
The top world wide trending subject was apparently sparked by a single post from a twitter user based in the Philippines.
“Fresh news from Britain, Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (A.K.A. Mr. Bean) passed away this evening,” the Daily Mail quoted Michael Robert Meras as posting the message to his 753 followers.
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