Twitter experiments with at least one new feature each and every day, and while most of these are simply that – experiments – some do move out of the beta process and become system-wide.
The platform’s latest venture, which it’s testing on its usual small subset of unsuspecting users, could actually be really useful: a Trends box that shows exactly why something is trending.
Normally, Twitter’s Trend box is a simple list of 10 items that is displayed on the left sidebar on Twitter.com. It looks like this:
You can click on any trend to see tweets talking about that item, which can give you an indication of why it’s trending, but sometimes it can be a little vague and hard to figure out.
However, with the experiment, each trend has a sentence of copy below which explains exactly why that item is trending, like this:
As you can see this is a lot more useful for Twitter users. Is this a feature you would welcome? Hit the comments to let us know.
(Hat tip: The Next Web.)