The Ticker: Top Twitter Trends; Gingrich & Latinos; Rail Spends Millions; Twice-Viral Video; Checking In

Hootsuite blog: Top Trending #Twitter Topics for 2011 from What the Trend #WtT

Huffington Post: Newt Gingrich Outlines His Strategy to Win the Latino Vote

San Francisco Chronicle: High-Speed Rail Authority spending millions on PR

YouTube Trends: Speech by Son of Gay Parents Goes Viral Twice (video above)

Mashable: Only 5% of Adults Use Location-Based Check-in Apps