What are Twitter trends? And why they are important?

In Twitter, a word, phrase, or topic that is mentioned at a greater rate than others is said to be a "trending topic" or simply a "trend". Trending topics become popular either through a concerted effort by users or because of an event that prompts people to talk about a specific topic. Trends are determined by an algorithm that monitors hot subjects based on who you follow and where you're located. It presents activity based on real-time hashtag use and not topics that have been popular for a while. In short, what you see on the trending list are more likely related to the topics that matter to you and the online community where you belong. Twitter trends are pretty insightful, capturing thoughts and emotions of Twitter populace at any given point of time. But since the trends on Twitter's website and app are always changing, we miss to notice the overall mood and trends that evolve over the day. This is where TwitterTrendings comes in..

Twitter, being a social platform, gives equal freedom to people from all parts of the world to express their thoughts. These thoughts, expressed in the form of tweets can be analysed to make sense of the mood of the people. During popular events like Oscars, world cup, etc., people tweet their thoughts about these topics. Clever algorithms pick up what people are tweeting about from different regions of the world and sum them up in terms of Twitter Trends. Twitter has some useful information about Trends.

TwitterTrendings helps you keep track of top Twitter trends for past 24 hours for 62+ locations worldwide. Trend timeline gives you an hour by hour timeline of top trending topics. Trend Analytics gives you the detailed information about each single hashtag. It will show you trend initiator region, region where trend was most discussed, where trend ended. Also graphical data to better analyz the trend position, polularity and many more.

Twitter's algorithm determines what is trending by favoring sharp spikes rather than gradual sustained growth, data scientist Gilad Lotan has explained. Trends are determined by a combination of volume and how much time it takes to create volume. In other words, one-day growth is trending, while 30 days is just more news.

How to see what is trending today?

TwitterTrendings made it easy for you. Just visit Twittertrendings.com and you can check all trending topics since last 24 hours. You can also check last week trending hashtags. TwitterTrendings also allow you to analyze a prticular trend, like what a tag started trending, its region, how much time it stay trending and when and where it ended etc.