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Facebook Is Urging Users to Talk About Hot Topics

Facebook Is Urging Users to Talk About Hot Topics

Ever want to post something to Facebook but can’t think of anything to say? Do you crave inclusion in the social dialogue but often find yourself without anything to say? Wouldn’t it be easier for Facebook to just tell you what to talk about? Of course it would. And Facebook may be testing a way to force conversation about certain, …

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2014 Trending Topics Highlighted With Google Doodle

With New Year’s Eve here, Google is celebrating the end of the year with a doodle on its homepage pointing users to 2014 trending topics. It’s an animated doodle that shows the word Google turning into “2014,” with each number representing a different topic. If you click the doodle, it takes you to a search results page with one of …

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Google Trends Just Became A Lot More Useful

In September of last year, Google merged Google Trends with Insights For Search into what it called the “new Google Trends.” It’s now been a year and Google is continuing to add more ways for you to follow the latest search trends. The first addition is an update to the Top Charts that was unveiled back in May. At the …

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Facebook Gets Even More Twitter-Like With Trending Topics

Facebook is reportedly testing Trending Topics with a group of mobile users. The news comes from All Things D, which luckily provides screen caps: While not necessarily the case with all features Facebook tests, it seems reasonably safe to assume that this one will be expanded beyond the test phase at some point, and possibly beyond mobile. Facebook has been …

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Twitter Adds Trends For 100 More Cities

Twitter announced today that it has added Trends for 100 more cities around the world. Among them are Istanbul, Frankfurt, Guadalajara and Incheon. That puts the total number of locations at over 200. You can see the Trends for all the different locations by simply clicking “Change” in the Trends section. “People around the world turn to Twitter to talk …

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Twitter and Pepsi Join Forces to Offer “Live for Now Music”

PepsiCo is joining forces with Twitter to extend the reach of their current “Live for Now” promotion. “Live for Now” is a musical platform that resides at Pepsi.Com and offers live music from some of today’s biggest pop performers. Launched on May 7th, the platform also features breaking entertainment and pop culture news. The idea behind the behind the new …

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Trading On Twitter: How Trends May Predict Stock Market Values

Those trending topics on the left-hand sidebar of your Twitter account may be more than aggregations of crass sexual stereotypes or the latest false rumor of a celebrity death. According to a new study out of the University of California, aside from giving you a glimpse of humanity’s reality TV-poisoned id, Twitter trends may be predictive of stock market performance. …

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“Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day” From Twitter

Ah, Twitter. The tool of revolutions. Did you know it today was Squirrel Appreciation Day? If not, you must not be on Twitter. If you were, you’d surely have noticed some tweets around this trending topic. That is if you could draw yourself away from the #mustybutthole tweets (a trending topic from earlier). You may not find a whole lot …

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