Twitter index: Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupts

Commuters in Mexico city search for ways to beat the morning gridlock

Tweeps are reporting that “The Popocatepetl volcano, located near Mexico City, has erupted... The ash is covering the city of Puebla.”

People living nearby the Popocatepetl volcano (aka “Don Goyo”) are tweeting images of the ash cloud as it rises out of the volcano and saying that Mexican authorities have raised the alert level to “yellow phase three.”

Twitterers are playing the “#ShoutoutGame,” a trend in which they mention the usernames of other people on Twitter according to their own set of rules.  

Fans of the boy band One Direction have made the world “gnarly” trend as they repeat One Directioner Harry Styles’s tweet “gnarly waves braaaaa.”

Turkish microbloggers are marking the anniversary of former Turkish President Turgut Özal’s death on April 17 while Spanish speakers are listing bands and songs that are like “auditory drugs” (“Drogas Auditivas”) to them. Filipinos are sharing their favorite movie moments with the term “Sinehan Moments 101.”

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on April 17 at 6:30 AM GMT are:

  1. #SignsThatYouUgly
  2. #ShoutoutGame
  3. #fupp
  4. Gnarly
  5. Sa Private School
  6. Turgut Özal
  7. Drogas Auditivas
  8. Don Goyo
  9. Sinehan Moments 101
  10. Popocatépetl