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`What are you Tweeting about?': A survey of Trending Topics within Twitter

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posted on 2022-07-25, 00:25 authored by M Cheong
Twitter allows users to observe the top ten popular terms or topics of discussion at any given moment through its ‘Trending Topics’ feature. In this paper, we monitor the Trending Topics chart to survey the topics frequently discussed within the Twitter community (i.e. the ‘Twitterverse’). This allows us to gain better insight into the collective viewpoint and zeitgeist exhibited by the Twitter ecosystem as a whole; and also to learn more about the subjects of interest of the typical Twitter user by looking at the ‘big picture’ context of the common types of Twitter messages that are promoted to Trending Topic status.

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