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/?
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> > 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.
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> >> 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.
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> >> At a high level, there will be two new endpoints:
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> >> * 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.
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> >> 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.
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> >> To start reading through the documentation, check out:
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> >>https://twitterapi.pbworks.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method%3A-trends-avai...
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> >> 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.
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> --
> Raffi Krikorian
> Twitter Platform Team
> ra...@twitter.com | @raffi

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