Twendr on Twitter Radar : Suivre les trendings topics géolocalisés sur TwendR : Follow Trending Topics pinpointed on TwendR

French site Twitter Radar writes Suivre les trendings topics géolocalisés sur TwendR. Via Google Translate it reads:

TwendR complements this by providing a display device by columns Trending Topics world, displayed by country (twenty today)

What is interesting is to follow the evolution of these Trending Topics in time and in real time and allows TwendR precisely monitor changes in these rankings

Finally, TrendR tuner allows the columns by keeping only those that are important to us and choosing the display order of these columns

The application is still in beta mode but it deserves to be more known, it is true that he lacks a little work of graphic order to make it a little more attractive.

Thanks for the feedback!

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Twendr on Twitter Mania : Twendr: alle trends in 1 oogopslag : All trends in a glance

Dutch site Twitter Mania blogs about Twendr : Twendr: alle trends in 1 oogopslag and according to Google Translate they like!

Twendr is a new website that gives a nice overview of all the trends on Twitter. It is a kind of dashboard that you can see 10 global trending topics, but also the 10 most popular subjects for each country. A total of 20 countries. The dashboard is configurable by clicking on the light. Then you can add or delete countries. Twendr was built by Canadian freelance developer Ian Irving.

Many Thanks 🙂

Twendr, your Global Twitter Trend Dashboard

If you are a news, twitter or trend junkie, then Twendr is for for you!
Located at http://Twendr.com it shows you at a glance what’s happening across geography’s (or time, for a single place), using trending topics on Twitter.

What are “trending topics” you ask? From Twitter :

From news stories to the latest buzz about movies or music, the trending topics reflect what new or newsworthy topics are occupying the most people’s attention on Twitter at any one time..

See Twitter’s document About Trending Topics for more.

Twitter reports (as of Dec 2010) on the “World”, 20 Counties and 21 Cities , but only shows you one place at a time. 😦

Twendr will show you what’s happening in the World and across various Countries, or a Country and the Cities in that Country. For a particular place, you can also see how trending topics have changed or gotten more popular, by looking at that locations “Last Hour”.

I do some jquery to highlight where else a trending topic phrase is trending, or when, and opening the links lets you search for that phrase on Twitter.

Now 20 Countries is a lot of Countries – even if you have a big monitor! – but you can hide Counties your not focused on by using the “Visibility” light bulb button to hide or show locations. As well, you can Drag and Sort the order that locations are show in. The “Visibility” light bulb button will also let you “restore” the default order.

Twitter tries to refresh it’s trending topics every 5 minutes and I’m pouncing on it as soon as I can.

Twendr is a project of Connected Thinking – me – and is built on JQuery & Ruby on Rails. Of Coruse there is a Twiiter account for Twendr @Twendr for quick updates and related information, as well a a blog for more detailed posts and help at https://twendr.wordpress.com/.

Try it; tell your friends; let me know what you think; and Enjoy watching the trends flow. 🙂

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Twendr V0.4 brings you the world

Twendr is now reporting on all 20 Countries, 21 Cities and the World supported for tends. It’s refreshed approximately every 5 (to 6) minutes.

All this made possible by using the trends.api.twitter.com server. (And a back end cron  job invoking wget every minute to see want needs to be re polled off of the afore mentioned api end point. It’s hamsters all the way down!)

Coming soon-ish : a bigger boat and a re write to add that new jet engine….

Twendr V0.03 less Style, more Functionality

This iteration involved a major rebuild of the front end. The styling in even more minimalist, but allows for that more functionality.

It can now accommodate a long list of counties, or cities within a country (as in The United States).  If there are more than shown on your screen then it allow you to scroll to the right to see additional columns. In order to manage that long list (currently 20 counties plus the world), you can hide any column via the light bulb “visibility” button : , which opens the “Show / Hide Columns” dialog box:

Guess what that does! You can Hide a column by selecting a Name with the “Minus” button, or make it visible if it is already hidden then by selecting a Name with a “Plus” button. You can also make all hide columns visible at once by using the “Show all” button at the bottom. The light bulb “visibility” button with tell you how many hidden columns have been hidden on a page with a small red number (in this case 9) :

You can also Sort the columns on a page by grabbing the column and dragging it to a new position.  The original positions can be returned by using the “Restore Order” button in the “Show / Hide Columns” dialog box.

I’ve corrected at least one spelling error (thanks Boro and Lee), hopefully without introducing new ones.  Maybe 🙂

It’s now been tested on FireFox 3.6+, Chrome 9.0.597+ Safari 5+, and the IE 9 beta. I does work in IE8 (just not with the nice CSS3 round corners) and on a Apple iPad (with 2 finger scrolling).

All in all this gives me a nice and shinny front end and lends me to the next task of re-factoring the back-end with a bigger and more hungry hamster!

By all means give me your thoughts, feedback and support!!