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What Twitter is giving up for Lent

March 1, 2017

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Ash Wednesday is here and you haven’t decided what you are giving up for Lent. Fear not, social media is here to save the day!

OpenBible.info’s Stephen Smith, creator of the Twitter Lent Tracker, has an interesting tool online that has collected what Twitter is giving up for Lent 2017: 

Top 100 Things Given Up (30,246 Tweets During the Week of February 26, 2017)

Rank What Number of Tweets
1. social networking 1,308
2. twitter 1,159
3. chocolate 1,124
4. alcohol 977
5. chips 802
6. swearing 451
7. sweets 433
8. soda 416
9. school 404
10. fast food 399
11. coffee 395
12. meat 351
13. lent 349
14. sugar 340
15. bread 274
16. facebook 254
17. donald trump 251
18. college 244
19. you 225
20. sex 213
21. life 206
22. work 182
23. junk food 167
24. giving up things 158
25. beer 155
26. pizza 149
27. religion 147
28. cheese 145
29. smoking 131
30. homework 130
31. boys 122
32. cookies 118
33. starbucks 117
34. the presidency 114
35. hope 104
36. breathing 103
37. wine 99
38. marijuana 98
39. candy 94
40. instagram 92
41. catholicism 91
42. carbs 89
43. ice cream 85
44. stuff 83
45. pancakes 82
46. takeout 80
47. me 80
48. fried food 80
49. rice 76
50. f***boys 76
51. food 75
52. her favourite treat 74
53. red meat 72
54. liquor 70
55. men 69
56. fizzy drinks 65
57. snapchat 65
58. booze 64
59. procrastination 63
60. dairy 62
61. being petty 62
62. makeup 61
63. eating out 58
64. the dirtiest thing 57
65. caffeine 57
66. masturbation 56
67. mcdonalds 56
68. french fries 55
69. shopping 55
70. coke 52
71. complaining 51
72. cake 50
73. virginity 50
74. people 49
75. sobriety 46
76. negativity 45
77. eating live mice 44
78. desserts 44
79. netflix 44
80. pasta 44
81. sleep 44
82. nothing 43
83. my will to live 42
84. him 41
85. hot cheetos 40
86. feelings 38
87. online shopping 38
88. lying 36
89. tv 35
90. sarcasm 35
91. my phone 35
92. potatoes 35
93. abbreviations 34
94. myself 34
95. christianity 33
96. memes 32
97. juice 32
98. politics 32
99. this 31
100. everything 31

Top Categories

Rank Category Number of Tweets
1. food 7,495
2. technology 2,828
3. smoking/drugs/alcohol 1,768
4. habits 1,732
5. irony 1,251
6. school/work 1,166
7. relationship 872
8. politics 505
9. sex 401
10. religion 393
11. health/hygiene 352
12. generic 300
13. entertainment 150
14. shopping 141
15. money 104
16. sports 58
17. possessions 50
18. clothes 24
19. celebrity 13
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