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Twitter has introduced its Trends feature to more than 160 new locations, including countries that have never had the feature before. In addition to a new wave of countries, more than 130 cities that reside within countries that already had access to Trends can now also display specific local trends for that urban area.

The Trends feature analyzes incoming Tweets to work out what people are talking about on a global, national and local scale. Newly added countries include Belgium, Greece, Kenya, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and Ukraine; however, Twitter hasn’t released its list of newly supported locations in full.

Logged-in users of the service can choose a location to monitor for trending topics and opt-out of location and interest-based tailored trends Twitter Changes Algorithms To Tailor Trends [Updates] Twitter Changes Algorithms To Tailor Trends [Updates] If you're a Twitter fan, you might be interested to know that the social networking site made some algorithm changes to its Trends section that personalizes the list by state and regions of the world,... Read More by clicking the Change button in the Trends box on the Twitter homepage. After selecting a country, you can refine your selection by choosing a major city or by selecting Worldwide to see what the global micro-blogging population is currently talking about.

Twitter uses an algorithm which monitors who you follow and where you are located in order to provide tailored trends, which include promoted items. This is the first major update to Twitter Trends since the company added over 100 new cities in December 2012.

Do you use Twitter Trends? Has your location recently been updated, or are you still waiting for Twitter to add your local area?

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Source: Twitter Blog

  1. Scott M
    April 13, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I was a fan of just ordinary plain vanilla twitter.It was for quick messages and just did the job and very well.I don't think it needs anything more added to its program.This feature is okay but I wonder how many people it will really use it a great deal..

  2. macwitty
    April 13, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Use to look at it when more than one big event is on or when somebody tweet about it

  3. Aaron Couch
    April 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I saw "160" and immediately thought "Yes! Tweets have 20 more characters available!" Nope... never mind.

    • Tim Brookes
      April 12, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      You should know by now Aaron - if it's not worth saying in 140 characters or less, it's not worth saying ;)

    • Aaron Couch
      April 12, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      Haha no I know :P And I rarely don't need more than that. But sometimes it'd really be nice to have a little extra cushion. Problem is... I'd be saying the same thing if it was 160 character limit, which is what I think Twitter believes as well.

    • Tim Brookes
      April 13, 2013 at 12:30 am

      Agreed. Can you imagine if they changed it to 160 now? There'd be outrage!

    • Aaron Couch
      April 13, 2013 at 12:32 am

      Oh man. Yes there would be. That'd be an awesome April Fool's Day joke. For one day, 160 character limit.

  4. Web and Other
    April 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Posting/Twitting out of Cyprus, but nothing yet here. :)

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