Here I go again, banging on about Twitter, Twitter’s growth has been
massive and interesting uses for the micro blogging service keep
One of the most interesting and valuable things about Twitter is
the real time data available. You can see within seconds what is
popular around the global twitter network, giving you an instant snap
shot of current trends and topics around the world.
Great, but what if you want the trends in your own country, region or city? How do you drill down?
This brings me to Trendsmap!
I was hunting for some real time twitter stats the other night and came across Trendsmap a combination of popular Twitter topics and Google maps
Basically, it breaks down tweets and twitter trends, highlighting the areas of the globe where these topics are popular. The larger the cloud word the more popular the topic is, VERY COOL!
The usual zoom in and out features are available with a flick of the mouse wheel. Some other quick navigation elements such as “My City” and “My Region” should make for quick navigation to your locale although it does not appear to work that way just yet, shame.
Click on a topic and you will see a dialog box showing you real time tweets about the topic from people in the selected region (mine was Halloween in Los Angeles). Drill down by topic or location by clicking on the these within the dialog box. Topping off the visual twitter fest is a 7 day trend graph for the topic.
Click the play button in the above video to find out more detail on how this cool tool works.
Although the tool still appears to be a little buggy, it is a great one to have bookmarked, it helps you keep up to date not only of real time twitter topic, but also giving you local twitter knowledge and trends, definitely handy for any online marketer.