Twitter index: Andrew Strauss, MTV Video Music Awards, New Orleans

On August 29 Twitter users are buzzing about Andrew Strauss's retirement, the nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards and sharing concerns and news about New Orleans. 

English cricketer, and former national team captain, Andrew Strauss announced his retirement from the game with immediate effect on August 29. Strauss was generally beloved by England fans, having scored a total of 474 runs in England's 2009 2-1 Ashes victory and holding the current record for most catches by an outfield player for England.

Also causing a buzz Wednesday are the recently announced nominees for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Rihanna and Drake both have five nominations each, followed by Katy Perry with four. A complete list of this year's nominees can be found at

Also trending is New Orleans which has been badly hit by Hurricane Isaac, just seven years after Katrina.  According to reports, a storm caused by Hurricane Isaac has run over a levee in Plaquemines Parish, South New Orleans and has left many people in New Orleans itself without power.

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on August 29 at 12:30 PM GMT are: 

01. #HappyBirthdayLiam
02. Bizim Icim Saldir Fenerbahce
03. Most Share-Worthy Video
04. Andrew Strauss
05. 2012 MTV Video Music Awards
06. Schiphol
07. Daddy Direction
08. Theo Walcott
09. New Orleans
10. Karim 



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