#1 Mother’s Day: May 8 was Mother’s Day in several countries, including the U.S., the Netherlands, Belgium, Ghana, and Germany. Users are sharing facts about their mothers and things that moms would say.
#2 Super Junior: Fans of the South Korean band celebrated the first anniversary of the release of their fourth studio album, Bonamana. There were also a lot of fans tweeting about individual band members, including Lee Hyuk Jae, Park Jungsoo, and Lee Sungmin.
#3 Soccer/Football: Club América, the most popular soccer team in Mexico, was eliminated from the playoffs. Some people in the U.S. misunderstood the trend “Adiós América” as a reference to terrorism. Fans congratulated the team Ceará which eliminated Flamengo, the most popular soccer team in Brazil, from the National Soccer Cup. There were also finals for the Dutch Cup (called the KNVB-Beker) which was won by FC Twente.
#4 Justin Bieber: It’s been a rough week for Justin Bieber and his fans. The hashtag #KillEmWithKindness was shared often by “Beliebers” as a way to deal with online hostility. Also, Bieber was sick, and fans wished him well, and suggested he take a break from touring.
#5 The Vampire Diaries: The finale of the second season aired, in which fan favorite Damon, played by Ian Somerhalder, was bit by a wereworlf and was dying. In the days leading up to the finale, fans were distressed at the possibility of this pivotal character leaving the show.
#6 Google: Google unveiled plans for its Chrome OS-powered laptops, dubbed “Chromebooks,” as well as the beta version of its new cloud music product. Google also had several notable interactive “Doodles” that caugh the attention of the web.
#7 Jonas Brothers: Fans dubbed May 7 “Jonas Brothers Day” because they have a song titled “7:05.” Users also tweeted the phrase “Hello Beautiful,” the title of another Jonas hit.
#8 Lady Gaga: Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour was broadcast on HBO this week to commemorate her final show. Gaga has other singles — “Judas” and “The Edge of Glory” — coming out soon, and fans are getting excited.
#9 NBA: Tweeters lost a bit of interest in the NBA Playoffs as more teams were eliminated from the tournament. This week, there were several anti-Laker hashtags (#LakersLockerRoomPlaylist and #LakersFeelinLike) that belitted the perennial champions. Meanwhile, fans were on the edge of their seats as Game Four between the Memphis Grizzlies and the OKC Thunder went into triple overtime in the Western Conference Semis.
#10 Lorca Earthquake: There were two moderate earthquakes in Lorca, in the Region of Murcia, in southeastern Spain on Wednesday, May 11. The first was 4.4-magnitude, the second came in at 5.1. The quakes inflicted substantial damage to many older structures in the area, and nine deaths have been reported.