Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Twitter Search Trends

Biz has been analyzing the popular trends on Twitter in the Twitter blog based on the "Summize" results.

For example, in the blog, today's most popular keywords (with Biz' analysis) have been:
  •  Clay Aiken---his official coming out has people Twittering in ironic shock.
  • Matt Millen---is stepping down from his role as vice president of the Detroit Lions causing many virtual high-fives in the form of tweets.
  • Peta---is getting attention as folks react strongly to the suggestion that Ben and Jerry's make ice cream from human breast milk.
  • #picnic08---was topping the trends earlier but has fallen off as attendees of this conference in Amsterdam settle in for the evening.
  • And of course, John McCain jumped to the number one trend after news that he's canceling the first presidential debate. 
 McCain also inspired another trend today, causing people to use the hash tag #suspending meme as reported on the Silicon Alley Insider. The trend analysis from Biz is interesting, but it would be great if we could see the trends over a period longer than a day. Speaking of the meme, I am #suspending the rest of this post so I can watch the Mets choke another one.

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