Top Twitter Trends of the Day (January 18, 2024)

Welcome to the Trending Words page! Here I will be tracking the top trending words and phrases on Twitter daily and providing some context about why they are trending and what they relate to.

Each day, I will compile a list of the top trending terms on Twitter. Next to each term, I will provide the date it trended along with a short 1-2 sentence explanation of why it is trending. For example:

#Wordle (January 18, 2024) – This daily online word game surged in popularity this week after the New York Times purchased it.

#Super Bowl (January 18, 2024) – With the NFL conference championship games happening this weekend, “Super Bowl” trended as fans look ahead to the big game on February 12.

After the short explanation, I will write a longer 3-4 sentence paragraph diving deeper into the context and significance of each trending term. This will help readers better understand why so many people are tweeting about that topic.

In addition to covering specific trending words and phrases, each daily update will also highlight any major events, news stories, or viral pop culture moments that are driving larger trends that day.

I aim to provide comprehensive, useful coverage of what and why topics are trending on Twitter each day. Please let me know if you would like me to modify or expand this draft overview in any way. I’m happy to incorporate any feedback to make this page as informative as possible for your readers.

#Pakistan – 763K tweets

  • Pakistan has hit targets in Iran in response to drone and missile strikes in Balochistan.
  • Pakistan has expelled Iran’s ambassador and recalled an envoy from Tehran after Iranian airstrikes.
  • The army has been accused of torturing three men to death in Kashmir, which has caused anger.
  • Pakistan police have arrested hundreds as women-led protests reach Islamabad.
  • Pakistan has said that two children were killed and three others injured by air attacks in Panjgur by Iran.
  • Pakistan has said that it has carried out strikes inside Iran as hostilities spill out from the Israel-Hamas war.

#TheChallenge39 – 47K tweets 

The Challenge season 39 is currently airing on MTV on Wednesdays at 8 PM. In season 39, Nurys Mateo exposes Olivia Kaiser on Twitter, claiming she lied about having multiple hookups in the house. The season has also exposed cracks in alliances and friendships.

#SyphilisDon – 47K tweets

On January 18, 2024, #SyphilisDon became trending on Twitter because it suggests that Donald Trump has a mysterious health problem. Some say that the hashtag is a medical theory for Trump’s strange behavior. Others say that Trump appears to have secondary syphilis.

#AEWDynamite – 46K tweets

#AEWDynamite is a wrestling promotion that airs on TBS on Wednesdays at 8/7c. You can also stream All Elite Wrestling Dynamite for free on Spectrum On Demand.

#Hook – 43K tweets

A hook is the first sentence of a tweet in a thread. To write a viral tweet thread, some say to start with a hook that grabs the reader’s attention and encourages them to keep reading. Some ways to write a hook include: 

  • Using a provocative statement
  • Sharing a surprising fact
  • Asking a question
  • Starting with a moment in time
  • Telling the beginning and end of the story
  • Leveraging trending topics
  • Using examples and analysis

Some say that tweets should influence the reader and encourage them to take action, such as favoring, retweeting, or clicking through to articles.

#THX FOR TOKENS – 44K tweets

THX is a token that aims to create a blockchain and Internet of Things ecosystem. It allows creators and communities to create and embed ERC20 and ERC721 tokens in their existing platforms. THX tokens can be traded on decentralized exchanges, with Uniswap V3 (Polygon) being the most popular exchange to buy and trade THX Network. 

THX can also be used to embed quests and rewards in apps. For example, a Twitter quest can be a coin reward or NFT reward.

Rodney Terry – 44K tweets

Rodney Terry, the head coach of Texas men’s basketball, has been trending on Twitter for calling UCF players “classless” after a game. During the handshake line after Wednesday night’s game, Terry told the UCF players, “that’s classless” and “Don’t do that s—”

Bronny – 44K tweets

Bronny James is the son of NBA star LeBron James. In November 2023, Bronny was cleared by doctors to return to basketball four months after suffering a cardiac arrest in July 2023. Bronny is a freshman at the University of Southern California (USC) and is expected to make his collegiate debut soon.

Danielle Collins – 77K tweets

Danielle Collins is a 30-year-old American tennis star who has announced her retirement by the end of 2024. In January 2024, Collins announced surprising news at a presser following her loss to Iga Świątek at the 2023 Australian Open. Collins has struggled with menstrual cycles and pain in the past, and had endometriosis surgery in 2021.

Ozzie Albies – 77K tweets

Ozzie Albies, a second baseman for the Atlanta Braves, has been trending on Twitter for a few reasons: 

  • recovering from a hamstring strain: Albies strained his left hamstring on August 15, 2023 and was removed from a game as a precaution. He is trending well in his recovery and is eligible to return from the 10-day injured list.
  • coming off a 4 WAR season: According to Scott Coleman on Twitter, Albies’ 4 WAR season may move him up to 23rd in the MLB’s top 10 second baseman list.
  • Having foot surgery: The Braves star had successful surgery on his left foot fracture today.

Luka – 45K tweets

Luka Dončić is a basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks and Slovenia. On January 18, 2024, a Twitter post said that Dončić is trending toward making a return against the Lakers

Dončić is 6’7″ and weighs 230 lbs. In 2018, the Atlanta Hawks selected him third overall in the NBA Draft, but traded his draft rights to Dallas.

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Last modified: January 19, 2024

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