Posts Tagged ‘trending topics’

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Twitter releases 2009 trends, after ‘cleansing’ the data?

17 December 2009 | Henry Elliss

The folk at Twitter used their end-of-year blog post this week to highlight some of the top trends of 2009 (scroll down to read the post here – annoyingly they don’t have permalinks to actual […]

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How is Twitter coping with trend spam?

7 July 2009 | Henry Elliss

The problem of “trend spam” has been raising it’s ugly head more and more lately. For those of you who aren’t as geeky about Twitter as I am, here’s what trend spam is in a nutshell: Twitter’s trending topics list is a top 10 list of things people are discussing on Twitter at any one time, ranked according to activity. Until very recently it didn’t raise a lot of people’s ire, and served as quite a useful way of not only picking up on global events (Michael Jackson’s death was probably revealed to a lot of people via the trends, for instance) but also a great way for some of the comedy elements of Twitter to spread and grow.