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Twitter Changes Algorithm For Trending Topics

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by 1swag, May 16, 2010.

  1. 1swag

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    This will also help prevent situations where a few users tweeted about a topic heavily so it could trend on Twitter. With the latest algorithm, getting a topic to trend won?t be as easy as before. Here?s an official statement from Twitter about the changed algorithm:

    The new algorithm identifies topics that are immediately popular, rather than topics that have been popular for a while or on a daily basis, to help people discover the ?most breaking? breaking news
    from across the world. (We had previously built in this ?emergent? algorithm for all local trends, described below.) We think that trending topics which capture the hottest emerging trends and topics of discussion on Twitter are the most interesting.

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  2. erroronline14

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    Hmmm.. this is something worth noting.. as I am one of those who are always trying to make a topic to trend :)
     
  3. C.S.A.

    C.S.A. Junior Member

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    It'll be nice not to have #tgif trending all the time. At least, that's what it sounds like they're trying to avoid. It's annoying to see stupid memes be trending for days on end.