Yes. I imagine Twitter would rather not be forced to do the legwork on offering explanations for trends.
On Nov 10, 7:34 am, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote: > by trend explanations, do you meanhttp://whatthetrend.com/? > > > > > > > Have you considered embedding some "explanation" field for each trend > > the way Brizzly does it, or would you rather let such clients handle > > this? I imagine the real problem for Twitter would be curating trend > > explanations. > > >> We've heard from lots of users that trending topics, as seen on the > >> twitter.com homepage and on search.twitter.com, are a fun way to > >> figure out what's going on in the Twitter-verse at this very instant. > >> 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. > > >> At a high level, there will be two new endpoints: > > >> * an endpoint to give a listing of all locations that trends are > >> available for, and > >> * an endpoint to actually allow you to query by a specific location. > > >> We're using Yahoo!'s Where on Earth IDs (WOEIDs) to name each > >> location > >> that we have information for -- we're doing so because those IDs give > >> not only language-agnostic, but also permanent, stable, and unique > >> identifiers for geographic locations. For example, San Francisco has > >> a permanent and unique WOEID of2487956, London has 44418, and the > >> Earth has WOEID 1. You can find out more about those IDs > >> athttp://developer.yahoo.com/geo/geoplanet/ > >> . The EXAMPLES section at the bottom of the documentation's landing > >> page shows an example of how to find out the WOEID of a specific > >> place. > > >> To start reading through the documentation, check out: > > >>https://twitterapi.pbworks.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-trends-avai... > >> ... > > >> It should be noted that at launch, unlike the trends that are > >> available by the search API, these localized trends will not be > >> rolled > >> up into daily and weekly trends. Those rollups may come in a future > >> release. > > -- > Raffi Krikorian > Twitter Platform Team > ra...@twitter.com | @raffi