#YearInReview: top trending Brits

By ‎@TwitterUK‎
Tuesday, 6 December 2011

We were inspired by the Year in Review fun swirling around, so we decided to create our own geographically focused list. Here are the top British personalities that trended on Twitter in 2011:

  1. Gerry Rafferty - musician
  2. Ricky Gervais - comedian
  3. Pete Postlethwaite - actor
  4. Andy Gray - former footballer
  5. Gary Moore - musician
  6. Colin Firth - actor
  7. Wayne Rooney - footballer
  8. Rory McIlroy - golfer
  9. Caroline Lois Benoist - animal trainer
  10. Howard Webb - football referee

If this has simply whet your appetite for Twitter trivia, check out @katebussmann’s book, A Twitter Year. She takes a fascinating look at major (and minor) world events that unfolded on Twitter over the past 12 months.