Local Trends on Twitter

January 28th, 2010 by Livingston | Print Local Trends on Twitter

Yesterday, Twitter launched what I believe to be the beginning of a very powerful feature set – Local Trends.   Global trends, have been available for some time, these include world events, celebrity names, and their associated #hashtags.  Now we can dive deeper into local trends by Country and international cities.  This is just the beginning, Twitter has the power to dive down to Zip Codes and eventually take advantage of the Geotags that most of us include in our Tweets.  Imagine searching for trends, topics and items in your neighborhood, or even street.

We can already search locally via Twitter, very powerful if you know your Boolean Logic (or else advanced search page) —>   near:Spokane within:15mi job  -”good job”.  Local trends are one step closer to the hyper-local future of advertising.

The Major topics below include comments on the events, others are more localized content, relevant to the city/country.

New York City:

  • #itampon With the iSlate, iTablet, and iPad among the choices, Apple went with iPad.  
  • Apple iPad Steve Jobs announced Apple’s new tablet computer at a press event today (Jan. 27).
  • #SOTU
  • Ugly Betty ABC is canceling the comedy-drama, effective at the end of this, the fourth, season (Jan. 27).
  • Winn
  • Haiti The country was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. People are tweeting to organize relief efforts or relay news.
  • Multitasking
  • Damon
  • Valentine
  • Union

Sao Paulo:

Mexico

Seattle:

  • #itampon With the iSlate, iTablet, and iPad among the choices, Apple went with iPad.
  • #oraclesun
  • Apple iPad Steve Jobs announced Apple’s new tablet computer at a press event today (Jan. 27).
  • MadTV
  • Ellison
  • HaitiThe country was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. People are tweeting to organize relief efforts or relay news.
  • Ugly BettyABC is canceling the comedy-drama, effective at the end of this, the fourth, season (Jan. 27).
  • Multitasking
  • Rooney
  • Tablet

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