Updated: Tuesday, 11 December 2012 00:00 | By Relaxnews

Twitter index: Ada Lovelace, Ikea monkey

On Monday, December 10, Twitter users are wishing a happy 197th birthday to Ada Lovelace, acknowledged as the first computer programmer, while others are sharing a story about a monkey on the loose at a Canadian Ikea store.

Twitter index: Ada Lovelace, Ikea monkey

Twitter index: Ada Lovelace, Ikea monkey

Foremost among tweeted stories about Ada Lovelace are ones from Mashable and Engadget pointing out that Monday's Google Doodle is a tribute to the historical figure. Born in 1815 in London, Lovelace was best known, according to Mashable, for "her work on Charles Babbage's mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine."

Numerous media outlets, including Toronto's Globe and Mail, are reporting that a monkey wearing a diaper and a shearling coat was spotted on the loose in the parking lot of a Canadian Ikea store. The primate-turned-social media sensation reportedly escaped from its owners' car while they shopped in the North York store outside of Toronto.

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on December 10 at 2:00pm GMT are:

1. #20CoisasQueMeLembramJustinBieber
2. #OneOfMyFavoriteMovies
3. #ICantLiveWithout
4. #10MusicasPerfeitas
5. #AdamGibiUnfollowsuzTakipleşeceksenGel
6. Ada Lovelace
7. Ikea
8. Cuba
9. Día Internacional
10. Hugo Chávez


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