Meanwhile, many Americans continue to face change in their homes, bank accounts and jobs. But, the term still held a lot of weight. Twitter, but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined 2010. Has there been too much? Only time will tell if the latest wave of change Americans voted for in the midterm elections will result in a negative or positive outcome. Word of the Year announcement in 2010 : The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: In the past two years, has there been enough change? Change, it wasn't trendy, funny, nor was it coined. Unlike in 2008, change was no longer a campaign slogan. Here's an excerpt from our.