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FP Tech Desk: Twitter adds Toronto to list of Trending Topics cities | FP Posted | Financial Post

In Canada on November 17, 2010 at 13:10

FP Tech Desk: Twitter adds Toronto to list of Trending Topics cities

  November 16, 2010 – 10:06 am

Torontonians love Twitter. That much is true. But now it’s clear that Twitter loves Toronto, too.

On Monday evening, San Francisco-based Twitter announced it was adding Toronto as well as six other cities and 13 countries to its list of locations where users can drill down to see what’s buzzing on Twitter in their area.

Canadian Twitter users could already see what was trending in Canada, but Toronto becomes the first city in Canada to get its own specific Trending Topics designation.

Trending Topics allows Twitter users to see the most popular phrases or hashtags being used on Twitter at any given time and is used by many people in the social media and technology fields to determine what the hot topics of conversation and buzz-worthy news stories are in a specific location.

In addition to Toronto, Twitter users in Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, Rio De Janeiro and Sydney will also be able to see what’s trending in their city.

Twitter said it was also launching support for Trending Topics in 13 additional countries – Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain and Venezuela — bringing the total number of country-specific Trending Topics lists to 18.

Twitter also said it would begin rolling out a new feature that will allow users to use Google Translate to translate the Tweets of users from around the world. According to a post on the official Twitter blog, the feature is currently available only to a small fraction of the service’s users and will be rolling out to everyone over the next few weeks.

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