Sunday, February 14, 2010

Twitter trending topic

It is funny to see people trying to bring up a trending topic on twitter by repeating the word thousands of time with a hashtag and in different tweets. Some are even asking people to retweet those tweets containing multiple hashtagged words. I doubt this would help them. From a logical point of view, a trending topic should not be identified by how many times a word appears on twitter, because that would be very easy to trick it. Anybody would be able to create trending topic by spamming a word on twitter. I am not sure how twitter determines what makes a topic a trending topic, but it would definitely make more sense if it was determined by how many different people are saying the same word. When something is being talked about by many different people, that's what you may call a true trending topic!

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