Kenya now included in Twitter Trends

April 12, 2013 10:38 am
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This means that Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) will now have access to localised data that will tell them what people are talking about at a particular time in Kenya, Nairobi/FILE
This means that Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) will now have access to localised data that will tell them what people are talking about at a particular time in Kenya, Nairobi/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 12 – Kenya is among 160 countries and cities that have been added to the number of locations serviced by the Twitter Trends product.

This means that Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) will now have access to localised data that will tell them what people are talking about at a particular time in Kenya, Nairobi.

Twitter Trends have been around since 2010 and have served as a means for people to find breaking news and interesting topics that matter to them.

“Today, we’re introducing Trends in more than 160 new locations. Included in that list are a number of countries that will be getting Trends for the first time: Belgium, Greece, Kenya, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and Ukraine, plus more than 130 new cities in countries that already have Trends,” a statement from Twitter stated.

Trends are an easy way to find out what people are talking about right now around the world, in your country, or in your city. By checking out Trends, one can easily find breaking news and current hot topics that are most relevant to them.

“To find these new locations, click “Change” in the Trends sidebar on twitter.com, and select the city or country you’re most interested in,” the statement further said.

Users can also change the location on Web and mobile to see what’s happening anywhere in the world.

The last update Twitter made to Trending happened last December when it added more than 100 cities. Trends are determined by an algorithm and are tailored for you based on who you follow and your location.

This algorithm identifies topics that are immediately popular, rather than topics that have been popular for a while or on a daily basis, to help you discover the hottest emerging topics of discussion on Twitter that matter most to you.

To view Trends for a specific location, click customize in your Trends box. Select the desired location. Choose worldwide if you want global Trends, or select a country and/or a city. If you don’t see your preferred country or city, it means we’re not receiving enough Tweets from that geographical area to create a list. You can look up local Tweets on any topic by using advanced Twitter Search operators.

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