Visualizing Trending Topics in Twitter

Twitter is an ocean of conversations that reach the greatest depths of topics and extend into the vastness of conversational ether.

Twitter offers live views of trending topics. Search.PeopleBrowsr.com offers views into live trending, down to the minute (click on live trending next to the search box. Collecta provides a real-time view into trends and conversations in and around Twitter. There are also many, many other tools for tracking trends in Twitter…

Twist, now Trendistic recently revamped its services to more effectively help you track, analyze, and chart trends in Twitter.

Trendistic provides a visual solution for monitoring trends and also monitoring the performance of keywords within specific conversations down to an hourly basis. You can click on the chart, at any point in time, to unearth the specific tweets containing the particular keyword.

Static and dynamic charts are embeddable (dynamic embedded above using the keywords “Twitter.” The image of chatter below is a screen grab using Skitch. Results are viewable within the last 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days, 90 days, and 180 days.

For those requiring deeper granularity, select a desired portion within the timeline to view the tweets published during the selected time span.

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Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. Solis is also globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. His new book, What's the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. Prior to End of Business, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.

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