globeIn Valparaiso, Chile, they’re excited that English Premier League soccer club Tottenham lost a semifinal, mostly because home-grown striker Marcelo Diaz scored for the rival club. And in Mombasa, Kenya, the buzz is all about Uhuru.

(That is not a Star Trek reference, by the way. It’s the new Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta.)

I know all this, because Twitter brought Twitter Trends to 160 new locations today.

Twitter Trends - countriesTwitter Trends gives anyone the ability to see what people are talking about right now — anywhere in the world. Anywhere, that is, that Twitter has introduced the feature.

After bringing Twitter Trends to 100 new cities in December of last year, Twitter has now introduced Trends in 160 new locations, including Belgium, Greece, Kenya, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and Ukraine … plus an additional 130 new cities.

That brings the total number of Twitter Trend countries to 42. Most of them have also tailored trends for individual cities — 62 U.S. cities are included.

And the 140-character social network is not finished yet. Twitter software engineer Royce Cheng-Yue writes:

To make Trends more convenient and relevant for people around the world, we’re constantly working to bring Trends to more locations –– be on the lookout for even more in the future.

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