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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

“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…

Google+ Trending Topics Launched

As you’ll notice in the image below, Google+ now has trending topics, much like Twitter’s. It will be interesting to see if Google works in ads to them like Twitter does. Google+ Trending Topics” src=”http://cdn.ientry.com/sites/webpronews/pictures/google-plus-trends.jpg” title=”Google+ Trending Topics” class=”aligncenter” width=”616″/>…

Anonymous Launches URGE, A Twitter Hijacking Tool

Apparently, Anonymous is sick of everyone on Twitter talking about Justin Bieber and Bernie Mac. More specifically, they seem to blame Twitter for choosing to trend those hashtags instead of other hashtags that the group feels are more important. Their…