This week Twitter announced the launch of Trends in 100 more cities around the world including Istanbul, Frankfurt, Guadalajara and Incheon.
The update means that you can now get access to breaking news in more than 200 locations around the globe.
That’s huge. Industry experts have called Twitter the “newsroom of the future,” and this tech update is a big step in that direction.
Twitter plays a focal role in capturing the “pulse of the planet,” as the platform puts it, and beyond that, letting millions of users around the globe put their finger on it.
The flip side is the potential for abuse of the micro-blogging format: premature reporting (clicking “tweet” is a lot easier than the old school newsroom publishing process), lack of accountability by the platform (Twitter is not, and shouldn’t be, responsible for vetting accuracy of tweets, unlike a media outlet), and more considerations.
Time will tell if Twitter continues to edge out traditional newswires like AP.
Regardless of where you stand on the issue, interested in checking the enhancement out? To view Trends for different locations, just click “Change” in the Trends section on Twitter.
And if you want to dive deeper, check out Eight Ways To Track Twitter Trends.
Beyond these new geographical additions, Twitter will continue to add Trends locations so it’s even easier for more people, everywhere, to see what others are talking about, near and far.
What city would you want to see Twitter add Trends to next?
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