Twoppics, the stories behind the hottest topics on twitter.

The most popular topic on Twitter is a sad one. Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy has died at the age of  77,  losing his battle with brain cancer. President Obama spoke this morning.

The Senator was a beloved public figure who championed many admirable causes, including healthcare, civil rights, and education.  But the Senator's life was not without controversy. In 1969 Kennedy drove a car off a bridge in Chappaquiddick, and his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne died. Leaders from around the world have expressed their regrets for his passing, including Former President Jimmy Carter.

Your hot twoppic of the day is Who's Driving. This twoppic is in reaction to a New York Times article which asserts that Twitter's popularity is surprisingly not driven by teens. Teens are usually responsible for popularizing new innovations but makes up just 11% of twitter users, proving that you don't need to win over the young trendsetters to make something successful.

Hot twoppic of the week uses twitter for a good cause. #giladshalit is a trending topic today. Gilad is an Israeli soldier who was captured back in 2006 by Palestinian militants. He has been held hostage by Hamas ever since. To raise world awareness of his captivity and petition for his release, the Jewish Internet Defense Force established a campaign called Tweet4Shalit. The idea is for twitter users to tweet Gilad's name and a hashtag on his birthday, August 28th.  The tweeting has already begun.

Those are your hot twoppics on FOX News Radio.

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