15 Ways to Track Twitter Trends

One of the great things about Twitter is that it is a great place to track emerging trends. When major events or big stories occur, people tweet about it and it inevitably ends up at the top of Twitter Search as a top trend. But this only scratches the surface of tracking Twitter trends.

Web-based Applications

1. Twitter Search: The simplest way to see trends on Twitter is on their official search page.

2. Twist: For those who are visual, Twist provides a graphical interface to see trends and keywords on Twitter.

3. Monitter: Monitter is one of the best ways to track trends in real-time.

4. Hashtags.org: The popular webpage on Twitter hashtags also provides graphs on hashtag use just by hovering over the hashtag.

5. Tweetmeme: Looking for the most popular links on Twitter? Tweetmeme is the epicenter link sharing on the service.

6. Plodt: This website is a user-generated trend tracker based on tagging and ranking your tweets.

7. Twitturly: Twitturly is another way to track top-shared URLs. The interface allows users to see all of the active tweets that have shared a specific link.

Twitter Accounts

8. twithority: Twithority is an easy way to have the most recent Twitter trends tweeted to you.

9. TweetingTrends: TweetingTrends is an even simpler way to keep up with Twitter Trends. Links go directly to Twitter Search.

10. PowerSearch: PowerSearch not only tweets about emerging trends, but daily and weekly trends that you may have missed out on.

11. gtrend: gtrend is short for “Google Trend.” It updates users on the most recent trends within Google Search.

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