All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Trends’

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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Facebook Is Messing Around With Its Trending Section

Facebook is testing some changes to its Trending feature, which for some has become a staple of the Facebook experience since it launched on desktop early last year. In December, Facebook introduced some big changes, adding new sections to split up the types of content that users can peruse for each trend. These include Articles, In the Story, Friends and …

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Twitter Kills Discover Tab, Adds Context to Trends

Your Twitter app just got a shakeup, as the company has decided to retire the #discover and Activity tabs on both its iOS and Android apps. According to Twitter, the reasoning is that it’s been working to put more content in the main timeline, which is most certainly true. That means trends have to go somewhere, since they previously resided …

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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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Yahoo Reveals Top Searches For Celeb Weddings (Finally!)

2014 has been a big year for celebrity weddings…if you’re into that kind of thing. It turns out that a whole lot of people are into it, and they’re searching for these weddings on Yahoo constantly. They’re searching so much, in fact, that Yahoo has released its top ten list of the most searched-for celebrity weddings of 2014. Number one …

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Robin Williams Leads Google Searches For 2014

Google has released its annual lists of the top trending searches for the year. In the past, these have come under the “Zeitgeist” label, but this year, Google is just going with “Year in Search” without any explanation as to why that changed. Robin Williams took the top spot on Google’s global trends charts this year. According to the company, …

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Facebook’s Trending Feature Just Got A Lot Better (And Mobile)

Facebook announced some updates to its Trending feature, including availability on mobile and new sections for different types of content. Availability on mobile is pretty self-explanatory other than to say it will only be available in the US for the web and Android for now with iOS support and additional countries coming “soon,” which in Facebook time could be a …

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Yahoo Releases Top Searches Of 2014

Yahoo released its Year In Review, looking at the top stories and trends of the year based on the daily search habits of users. Here’s what the top ten looks like: Here’s a look at the top “obsessions” of the year according to Yahoo: The top-searched technology consumer goods were: 1. Apple iPhone 6 2. Samsung Galaxy s5 3. Samsung …

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Bing Reveals Top Searches Of 2014

Bing has released its top searches of 2014. “Each year, billions of searches on Bing.com reveal the people, moments and events that captivate people’s attention,” a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews in an email. “From celebrities, to sports controversies, to top apps and vacation spots, Bing’s top searches reveal a unique, behind the scenes look at the people, moments and events …

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Report: Yahoo To Launch New Homepage Next Month

As you may know, Yahoo has been toying around with homepage redesigns again. It really hasn’t been all that long since the company launched a new look, but it apparently feels it’s time to start anew yet again. As reported earlier this month, users were seeing different versions floating around. Michael Bonnett Jr. tweeted this one out at the time: …

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Yelp Lets You Look At Trends From The Past 10 Years (For Some Cities At Least)

Yelp is showing off a new tool called Yelp Trends, which gives you access to its ten years’ worth of data to get a look at trends on a city by city basis. Yelp was founded in October of 2004, so it’s releasing this tool as it prepares to celebrate its tenth birthday. Product manager Travis Brooks writes on the …

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Earth Hour: Throwing Shade At Poor Or Good Cause?

The lights went out over many of the globe’s major landmarks last night. From the Great Wall of China and pyramids of Egypt to the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben, there was worldwide participation in the name of the annual trend called Earth Hour. Initiated by the World Wide Fund for Nature in 2007, the act is meant to be …

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