Today’s trending topics on Twitter would include #PrinceWilliam, #KateMiddleton and many more hot topics that people are talking about around the world. What’s trending on Twitter would change every day and perhaps a few times a day. In other words, trending topics on Twitter are subjects people are talking about. The more popular a subject, the more likely it will be trending.
An easy way to understand this is if you think of Twitter as a huge mansion with loads of different rooms. Each room in this massive house is filled with crowds of people talking about a specific topic. Each room has a different subject that’s being discussed.
The more a room fills up, the larger it grows till finally almost everyone on Twitter is talking about it – this room’s topic becomes a trend and thus, will be trending on Twitter (the mansion).
Now, every room has a door with a label on it which describes the topic e.g. #BlackFriday or #JujuFriday. These are portrayed as hash tags on Twitter. By clicking on a hash tag you are entering a room and eavesdropping on the conversations – you can even join in.
Every day new rooms are created with new topics. These topics are based on our daily lives or anything that seems to catch the eye of the world (sport, news, entertainment, politics etc).
Now that you understand what it means and how it works, do you think it’s useful?