Showing Twitter Trends with Twist

Via Twitter of course, Peta put me on to Twist. This site allows you to enter one or more keywords whose frequency of occurrence in Twitter are plotted so that trends emerge.

I quickly tried it with ‘twitter’ and an unexpected trend resulted:

twist-trend

From memory I believe the two noticeable peaks correspond to significant outages for the Twitter service, so maybe this is a quick way to see when Twitter was down.

Try the link for this chart for the last 7 days.

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About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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