Following his proclamation as 15th President of the Philippines by the joint session of Congress this afternoon, Noynoy Aquino is now a worldwide trending topic* on Twitter.
As you can see, related keywords such as NOYBI, Binay and Proclamation also join the list. Jejomar Binay, former Makati mayor, was also proclaimed as the new Vice-President of the Philippines earlier.
*How does a keyword become a trending topic on Twitter?
Every public update sent to Twitter by active users from anywhere in the world are instantly indexed and made discoverable 24/7. A topic or a keyword becomes trending when a considerable number of people tweet about it at the same time. Trending topics are categorized based on territories -- hence, a keyword can become trending in one country or one city but not in another. Worldwide trending is achieved when a keyword receives considerable tweet volume from around the globe at a given point.
How many concurrent tweets does a keyword need to be trending or what exact tweet volume is needed to catapult a query to trending status? Twitter has yet to disclose that info.
Anyway, here are a few tweets pertaining to Noynoy Aquino: