TrendSpottr is a web service that identifies real-time trends from the social web (for example, Twitter, Facebook, and soon Google+) for any search term or topic of interest. The algorithms used by TrendSpottr are tuned to identify real-time trends at their acceleration point in order to provide early and predictive insights. TrendSpottr consistently identifies trends and trending information hours or even days before they become "popular" and reach a level of general awareness. These early insights are invaluable to journalists, editors, traders, advertisers, brand managers, and trend hunters that need to be "ahead of the curve" to prepare for and predict market and social behaviors, consumer preferences, impending crises, and major trending events.
TrendSpottr works very much like a search engine. Enter any keyword, topic, hashtag, or @name into the TrendSpottr search bar and click "Spot" to initiate a search for real-time trends about that query. You can also click on any of the Popular Topics (for example, Technology, Economy, Sports, and so on) and Popular Searches on the left hand sidebar to view real-time trending information for these topics and search terms.
TrendSpottr also supports searches on Twitter list URLs. To use this feature, simply cut, paste and enter a Twitter list URL into the TrendSpottr search bar, for example:listorious.com, listatlas.com and www.twibes.com. In addition, you can create your own Twitter list and use that URL, or visit any user's Twitter profile page and select from any of their Twitter lists.
TrendSpottr trending results are presented on a single page and are organized into five categories (where applicable): Trending Headlines, Trending Images, Trending Videos, Trending Hashtags, and Trending Sources. Click on the "More" button at the far right of each category to reveal additional results when available. To view a trending headline, image, or video, click on that result and TrendSpottr will open the article, photo, or video in a new window. Click on "Recent Posts" to reveal the most recent tweets and posts related to trending piece of content.
There are two ways to share TrendSpottr content:
To see what's trending now for a particular content source, enter that source's custom URL shortener (for example, yhoo.it, reut.rs, tgam.ca) and TrendSpottr will show what articles and stories are trending right now.
To compare the trending results for two or more search queries, or news sources, use the OR search operator (for example, Nyti.ms OR Wapo.st, iPhone OR Galaxy S III)