The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now!
Twitter is adding what could become a powerful new source for news and things to do. The company is going to support location-based trends with a new application programming interface so that users can see what others nearby are tweeting about. That could make mash-ups like the one pictured above from Trendsmap quite powerful. (Trendsmap shows the most buzzed-about terms on Twitter for different cities around the world.)
The one feature request that we’ve heard over and over, however, is “what’s going on where I am?” To answer that, we wanted to give you all a heads up regarding the new “Trends API” that we’re launching. This API will open up trending information that is specific to a number of locations around the world.
Twitter’s using Yahoo’s Where on Earth IDs (WOEIDs) to name locations because the company’s markers are language-agnostic and stable. Based on the company’s documentation, it looks like the API will return 10 trending terms for a given location.
VentureBeatVentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
- up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
- our newsletters
- gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
- networking features, and more