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Sams Teach Yourself the Twitter API in 24 Hours by Chia Hwu, Jon Wu, Ben Ho, Christopher Peri

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Hour 16. Trends and GEO

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

What is a Twitter trend?

Not all returns from the Trend method are in order based on time.

What is the WOEID format?

GEO methods.

What Is a Trending Topic?

Trends are an interesting aspect of Twitter that has been originated and copied by many other services. A trend is just a type of search; a term that is trending is simply a term that appears in higher frequency than other terms over a set amount of time. For example, during the World Cup final of 2010, when Holland played Spain, the terms “holland,” “spain,” and “worldcup” would have been trending highly because Twitter was almost brought to its knees by the amount of traffic during the final. As you would expect, a trending ...

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