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Facebook Trending Topics Roll Out On Desktop

Facebook began testing Trending Topics last year on both desktop and mobile. On Thursday, the company announced that it is rolling out the new feature, called simply “Trending,” to desktop users “in select countries”. They’ll continue to test the feature on mobile. Trending, Facebook says, is “designed to surface interesting and relevant conversations in order to help you discover the …

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#Riccing Is Probably Going to Get Someone Killed, Or at the Very Least Stuck Somewhere

Say what you want about Tebowing, but at least it never involved shoving yourself in a clothes dryer. It looks like there’s a new selfie trend brewing thanks to actress Christina Ricci and her tiny frame. It’s called #Riccing, and it all started when Ricci took to Twitter to show that “being small does have its benefits.” Something about my …

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Google Trends Gets A Few Updates

Google announced that it has made some updates to Google Trends, including a new homepage, more countries for top charts and hot searches, and a faster mobile experience. The changes come as Google has released its year-end Zeitgeist looking at the top trending searches in numerous categories and countries from the past year. Here’s what the new homepage looks like: …

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Google Trends Becomes More Intelligent

Google has introduced new topic reports in Google Trends aimed at giving users smarter information about the search queries they are seeking. Google gives the examples of “rice” and “Gwyneth Paltrow”. With the new reports, it can distinguish between rice (the food) and Rice University, and it can include common misspellings of Paltrow’s name as part of the report for …

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Yahoo And Ron Burgundy Reveal Top Searches, Tumblr Blogs Of 2013

It’s that time of year. Yahoo has released its 2013 Year in Review, and revealed its top searches of the year. They went all out this year with a video featuring Ron Burgundy, Champ Kind and Brian Fantana to introduce the list. The top searches on Yahoo were: 1. miley cyrus 2. kim kardashian 3. kate upton 4. minecraft 5. …

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Corvette Stingray Already Starting Trends Among Buyers

If you see a vehicle that moves like a stealth bomber on wheels while driving, don’t be alarmed. It’s just the 2014 Corvette, and you can bet your money that you’ll be seeing it quite often real soon. On the brink of the new Corvette’s release, Chevrolet reported that as of last month, 485 pre-ordered vehicles have been shipped to …

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Here’s What People Are Using 3D Printers For

3D printers are no longer the playthings of industry. Hobbyists and regular Joes all around the world are now discovering the joys of 3D printing through the proliferation of cheap printers. That means 3D printers are now being used to create more things, but what kind of things? 3D Hubs, a 3D printer owner community, has published a study using …

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Miley Cyrus’ Performance Helps Twerking Complete Its Crossover

While the trend following twerking has been building long before the VMAs, thanks to Miley Cyrus’ going-down-in-history (???) performance that no one can seem to stop talking about, it has firmly crossed over to the mainstream, regardless of any outrage or potential racism involved with Miley’s performance. A quick look at Google Trends clearly indicates people’s growing interest in the …

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‘Breaking Bad’ Searches Surging, RJ Mitte Spiking 1,289%

If you haven’t been hiding under a rock in another dimension, you’ve probably heard that the final episodes of Breaking Bad are approaching. In fact, the first of the last episodes premieres this Sunday. A couple weeks ago, we looked at some search data showing that Breakiing Bad is the highest-searched Emmy-nominated drama. Yahoo is now sharing some fresh data …

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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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Breaking Bad Is Currently The Highest-Searched Emmy-Nominated Drama

Searches for the hit AMC show Breaking Bad are spiking this week, according to Yahoo, as fans gear up for the final season, which premieres on Sunday, August 11th. Yahoo informs us that searches for “breaking bad” are spiking 31% for the week, while 69% of these searches are coming from men. The top cities for the query are: San …

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One Direction School Supplies Are Really Hot This Year, According To Google Shopping Data

Google has shared some search trends for back to school shoppers using the search engine for their shopping needs. The company finds that this is the earliest back to school shopping season on record, and its Google Shopping data shows One Direction supplies are very popular items this year. According to Google, most of users’ back to school research will …

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