Trendsmap gives users a detailed view of current trends on Twitter. Twitter is one of the most popular social networks on the web today. This makes it a great candidate for trend monitoring. The website uses embedded Google Maps to depict geographic locations of each trends. The trends appear as tags placed in their location on the map. The user can also search for trends in specific countries, including the United States, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, South Africa, Chile, India, Colombia, Netherlands, Spain, Australia, Mexico, Germany and Argentina. A list of recently popular tags can also be viewed on a global scale. Trendsmap also reveals which Twitter users are setting trends. The user can delve even deeper by selecting one of the current trend tags to reveal content and Twitter feeds related to it.
Trendsmap was created to give users a unique perspective on what topics are the most popular right now. The website presents a number of unique tools and pulls data from one of the most popular websites frequented by users today: Twitter. The site currently only measures Tweets that are in the English language, but has mentioned future plans to expand into other languages.
The concept behind Trendsmap makes it an interesting application. Using Twitter, Trendsmap reveals what topics, current events or people are the most talked about. This is further refined by geographic location using Google Maps. Even as the website visitor watches, trends are changed and shifted all over the map.
The Trendsmap website gets users involved as soon as they arrive by presenting a large, colorful Google Map. The map is covered in transparent black and white tags, one for each popular subject. The bottom of the page allows users to narrow down their search by country or globally popular tag. The user can click on a tag and a pop up box appears in the lower, right hand corner of the page revealing the relevant information. The color scheme is a toned down dark grey which works exceptionally well against the colorful Google map.
Trendsmaps are available to all users who visit the website. There is no log in requirement to see the latest Twitter trends or move from one country to another. The user can click on as many tags as they like to see the related information. Trendsmap obtains the user’s geographic location using Google so it can place them in the right area on the map. This is something that may require a permission setting on the user’s browser. Other than that, there are no membership requirements to access Trendsmap.
Trendsmap does not require a log in for access, so naturally the application is available for free. It is difficult to charge users a subscription fee without their information. This works very well because Trendsmaps offers a unique service to users. Website owners and bloggers can use the application to find potential ideas for content while others may turn to Trendsmap as a source of entertainment or information. Through Trendsmap, users can see which topics are popular throughout the world.
Trendsmap is a great tool for anyone who needs to or wants to stay on top of popular topics. The application utilizes Tweets, which might reveal some interesting trends throughout the world. The application is very easy to use and does not require a log in, which makes it appealing to almost anyone.