Trends that Matter – Follow Local Twitter Trends

Over that past few months we have been creating Trendsmap Twitter alerts via localised Twitter accounts. The reason we’ve done this is that we realised early on that the trends that matter the most are those that actually mean something to you.

So with this in mind we decided that we needed to have the ability to alert our Trendsmap users to events and breaking stories that were happening ‘close to home’…

Introducing Trendsmap alerts via Localised Twitter Accounts!

As an example, I follow the TrendsAustralia Twitter account to keep up to date with what is happening on the Trendsmap Australia page. And I also follow the  TrendsMelbourne Twitter account to keep on top of local news and events.

You can do the same! (In about 5 seconds):

  1. Go to http://trendsmap.com/local
  2. Click on a Country or City link. I’m going to click on ‘United States‘.
  3. Then click on the ‘Follow on Twitterlink at the top right of the next screen.
     

  4. Done!

Below is a list of the Current top 10 City Twitter Accounts ranked by followers.

  1. Johannesburg : TrendsJoBurg
  2. Melbourne : TrendsMelbourne
  3. Cape Town : TrendsCapeTown
  4. Toronto : TrendsToronto
  5. Lima : TrendsLima
  6. Lagos : TrendsLagos
  7. Montreal : TrendsMontreal
  8. Madrid : TrendsMadrid
  9. Bogot√£ : TrendsBogota
  10. Buenos Aires : TrendsBA

** UPDATE **

The wonderful John Barratt has just made it even easier for you to follow your local Twitter trends.

You can still follow the steps above if you’re keen to discover and browse the actual content on Trendsmap as well as ‘follow’ on Twitter.

However, if you just want to go straight to a list of links to the various Twitter Accounts, then go here.

Happy Birthday to Us!

Trendsmap is 1 year old today and we thought we’d use this joyous day to tell you about some of the things we’ve done recently.

Breaking Alerts

We have set up breaking alert Twitter accounts for over 100 locations around the world, with more coming soon. You can follow these to know what’s being discussed in your town right now, and some of the most popular ones include Melbourne, Toronto, Auckland, London, Johannesburg, Chicago and Mexico City. You can see the full list of accounts here.

Location pages

Our location pages (eg. New York), have a lot of detailed trending data for a city, and are often overlooked. We’ve spruced them up so you can more easily see:

  • Breaking trends
  • Trending links, videos and images
  • People and hashtags that are popular over the last 7 days

Our location pages are all listed here.

ABC Australian Election Trendsmap

We recently licensed a version of Trendsmap to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) for their coverage of the recent Australian election. We filtered purely on election based tweets, and had a timeline so trends could be viewed over time.

World Cup

We also created a version of Trendsmap for the World Cup, which proved a great way to follow the games. Below is one of the visualisations we created from it.

See Here

We’re continuing to work on new features, and if you’d like to give us feedback, please visit our UserVoice.