Whether you are a Twitter user or not it is undoubted that it is a great gauge of what the general populace are taking an interest in. Ok so that’s the Twitter population but that said there are more than 200,000,000 users worldwide so it’s not insignificant.
However what I particularly like is the real-time trending. What’s a hot topic right now globally, in your country or even your state? Definitely the essential tool-of-trade for any news editor in 2011. Without question news influences Twitter trends but it is also visa versa.
So with this in mind I would like to unveil to you trendsmap.com. A free service that collates real-time Twitter trending by location. Whether you are in news, a blogger or merely nosy like me I present to you your burning issue nirvana.
Trendsmap.com in action.
Below you will see a screen shot of the day after the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team lost their key player (Dan Carter) to injury – out of the Rugby World Cup which they ended up winning regardless. Take a guess as to what part of his body was injured using the the Trendsmap image below.