Trending Topics

Trending Topics

Trending Topics: The topics or hashtags most talked about on Twitter (currently being discussed).

About Trending Topics

A word, phrase or topic that is tagged at a greater rate than other tags is said to be a trending topic (TT for short).

Trending topics become popular either through a concerted effort by users or because of an event that prompts people to talk about one specific topic.

These topics help Twitter and their users to understand what is happening in the world.

Trending topics are sometimes the result of concerted efforts by fans of certain celebrities or cultural phenomena. The trend algorithm has been altered in the past to prevent manipulation of this type.

Trending Topic News

  • WAVE 3: TRENDING TOPIC: #LaughingWhileBlack gets women kicked off Wine Train

    24/08/2015 07:12
    A group of women were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train for being too loud. (Source: @iamLisaRJohnson). NAPA VALLEY, CA (WAVE) - They are a group of women who enjoy reading books and getting together to discuss them. They also like to drink ...

  • Firstpost: Facebook reveals how it decides trending topics

    The Tech Bulletin

    23/08/2015 02:22
    “This means that things that trend are not just the most highly mentioned people or topics, they have to be tied to some kind of relevant event,” the report said. Once a topic is identified as trending, it is approved by a human controller, who also ...

  • Medical Daily: Trending Now: Half Of The Trending Topics On Twitter Never Make It To ...

    Medical Daily

    04/08/2015 14:58
    Over three months in 2013, researchers compiled all of the trending topics on Twitter in 35 countries, as well as an additional 65 countries over the same time frame in 2014. More than 300,000 trending topics generated at different times in different ...

  • Re/code: How Facebook Decides What's Trending


    21/08/2015 06:00
    For example, Kim Kardashian is mentioned often on Facebook, so the total volume of mentions is always high and isn't a good indicator of whether or not she's part of a trending topic. Instead, Facebook looks for a spike in mentions relative to the ...

  • Fashion & Style: Harry Styles And Louis Tomlinson Do Not Have A Sex Tape Despite Trending Topic ...

    Gossip Cop

    23/08/2015 16:15
    While there's still some confusion regarding how the trending topic got started, Gossip Cop notes that a group of fans went to extreme lengths to perpetuate the story. The site notes that one person even created a photoshopped picture of Niall Horan ...

  • Filipinos make #PUSO2019 No. 1 trending topic worldwide

    07/08/2015 18:33
    1 trending topic worldwide. The tweets carried a common theme eloquently expressed by Fil-Am Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, who was among the Filipinos who made a passionate pitch for the Philippines: “This country is born to host the 2019 Fiba ...

  • Tyler Morning Telegraph: Hot food is the trending topic related to longevity

    16/08/2015 07:13
    Last week, some hot news topped most health news sections. In a study published in the Aug. 4 edition of the medical journal BMJ researchers found that eating spicy foods was linked to longer life. You can read the study at . In this ...

  • Lifesite (blog): Facebook's very (very) suspicious 'trending' Planned Parenthood story

    Lifesite (blog)

    19/08/2015 19:27
    Update Aug. 20, '15 at 7:54 AM EST: I woke up this morning, and lo and behold, the "trending" news topic had changed. It now reads, "7th video critical of organization released by anti-abortion group." That's more like it. I wasn't particularly ...

Trending Topic Blogs

  • Subway Becomes Twitter's Top Trending Topic After FBI ...

    - Fogle has been a Subway spokesman since his dramatic weight loss story became a national ad campaign in 2000. Photo: Getty Images. For 15 years, Jared Fogle has been an ideal spokesman for Subway, which benefited ... more »

  • The Impact of the Trending Topic: Real Stats of a Top Tweet

    - What does it feel like to ride the wave of a social media trending topic to the tune of 10000 clicks? We found out with #talkpay & we're sharing the story. more »

  • Facebook Launches Trending Topics On Web With ...

    - Following tests of Twitter-style Trending Topics on the web and mobile in August, Facebook today officially launches a redesigned “Trending” section on its web homepage's sidebar in the US, UK, Canada, India and Australia. more »

  • Thanks to Comedy Central's '@Midnight,' #Trumplebrags ...

    - Viewers were then encouraged to play along and share #Trumplebrags of their own, which has the hashtag currently the No. 1 trending topic in the U.S. Not exactly the social media splash Trump wanted, but we love it! more »

  • How Facebook Decides What's Trending | Re/code

    - For example, Kim Kardashian is mentioned often on Facebook, so the total volume of mentions is always high and isn't a good indicator of whether or not she's part of a trending topic. Instead, Facebook looks for a spike in ... more »

  • Twitter Responses To The Trending Topic: “Todays Kids Will ...

    - Remember slap bracelets. Orange VCR tapes. Robin Williams nostalgia. Bill Nye the science guy. more »

  • Trending Topic: Why aren't there more 10-car trains? |

    - It's the top-asked question about BART. Why can't there be more trains in service and why can't there be more 10-car trains? Here is a glimpse at the number of cars in our fleet and our plans to add more trains in the future. more »

  • Cecil the Lion's Death | Know Your Meme

    - On April 28th, the hashtag #CecilTheLion rose to the top of the trending topics list on Twitter in the United States; according to Topsy Analytics, #CecilTheLion was mentioned over 127,000 times within the first 24 hours. more »