All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘twitter trends’

Naked eBay Seller Kicks Off #ebayyellowskaterdress Twitter Trend [Semi, But Hardly NSFW]

Apparently this was popular on reddit a while ago, but a woman who posted a picture of a dress with herself standing naked in the background also managed to spark a Twitter trend, and got the web buzzing. Sometimes that’s all it takes. According to the Huffington Post, the woman is from Oxfordshire, England, and accidentally uploaded the pic to …

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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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New MIT Algorithm Predicts Twitter Trends Hours in Advance

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced a new algorithm they say is capable of predicting Twitter trends far in advance. The algorithm is claimed to predict with 95% accuracy the topics that will show up on Twitter’s trending topics list. It can make these predictions an average of an hour and a half before Twitter lists …

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Arkansas Razorbacks Football Looks To Twitter For Trend Help

After the well-publicized Bobby Petrino debacle the Arkansas Razorbacks football team had to deal with, it’s understandable if the athletic department does whatever it can to improve the buzz surrounding the program, even if it means putting Twitter hashtags on the football field. The sad thing is, if Petrino had not screwed himself out of his head coaching position, the …

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Et Tu, Twittere? The Internet Bewares(?) The Ides of March

I love mid-March. At least where I live, it’s finally warm enough to bike to work in a t-shirt, and this morning I woke up to the sound of birds chirping in the trees outside my window. Lengthening days and our recent daylight savings spring forward even means I no longer spend my entire day without seeing the Sun. This …

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Elizabeth Smart Engaged: Twitter Doesn’t Care.

Remember Elizabeth Smart? She’s getting married. When news like this breaks, you can expect it to be all over Twitter. The country is clamoring for news about the engagement, as is evidenced by Google Trends. And while Twitter may often break news, and provide up to the second commentary, sometimes the conversation is just boring. This is one of those …

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Meineke Gets Effective Twitter Marketing

Currently, there’s a silly trend populating Twitter feeds everywhere, one that uses the #ItsOkayToCheatif hashtag. The tweets responding to the trend are primarily from bored kids who are trying to sound deep and compelling, or maybe even humorous. Ultimately, it’s a throwaway trend that will fall by the wayside in an hour or so. But, one car care company in …

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ESPN Gets Scorched On Twitter over Bruce Feldman Incident

Bruce Feldman is a very popular sportswriter who specializes in college football coverage. Until today, you may not have heard of him unless you follow the sport and/or are a regular visitor of ESPN.com. Now, thanks to the popular #freebruce hashtag, Bruce Feldman is now a star of the Twitter universe, and his employers are taking an absolute beating. Feldman, …

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Dirk Nowitski: Unfortunate Twitter Trend

The NBA Finals started last night with Game One going to the Miami Heat, who seem to be playing the role of villain for the 2011 NBA Playoffs. The Heat’s opponents, the Dallas Mavericks, are led by perhaps one of the best scorers in the NBA not named Michael Jordan or Wilt Chamberlain in Dirk Nowitzki, who has had a …

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