Twitter is fast becoming the real-time zeitgeist of the web hive mind. (Sorry, I don’t know what that means either.) Anyway, I’ve been playing around with Twist, which tracks trends on Twitter and graphs the results. Two of the most interesting trends I’ve found are:
monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, sunday - This one is really interesting. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday get many more mentions than the three other days of the week, which shows the importance of the weekend in contemporary society. Wednesday is the low point, which turns the graph into a representation of hump day, only inverted.
Any other interesting trends that you’ve noticed?
Update: My wife reminds me that Plodt is tracking explicit Twitter trends…you can create personal or collective graphs by assigning values to words like so: *mood 8* or *weather 5*. Here’s a good example of a collective poll about how the candidates did during the debate at Hofstra.
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