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This article was published on September 18, 2009

Twitter Now Explains Trends

Twitter Now Explains Trends
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

This is new. Clicking on a Twitter trend, usually found in the right sidebar when logged into Twitter.com or on the homepage, you’ll notice above the search results a short explanation of exactly why that particular trend is relevant.

Up until now, there’s been one particular service called WhatTheTrend that’s sole purpose is to explain why a particular trend on Twitter  was so popular. It’s still a pretty useful service, but not difficult to see how and why Twitter decided to incorporate the feature themselves into the service.

This seems to be part of a gradual redesign by the service that has been rolled out over the past few days. Subtle changes to artwork and a new default avatar were introduced earlier this week.

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Thank you Simon!