Thursday, December 18, 2008

21 Sites To Find Out What’s Hot Online

Is it important for you to stay informed of daily news? Do you try to always be up-to-date with what people are talking about throughout the world?

If “yes” is the answer to both of the questions, then today’s post on how to spot internet hot trends is right for you!

Use meme trackers to spot daily hot trends:

  • Google Blogsearch that was turned into a meme tracker only a few months ago tracks memes throughout all topics and naturally has the biggest index to check.
  • Megite separates memes into categories (technology, entertainment, business, science, etc) and often publishes completely irrelevant memes in each.
  • Techmeme is the most popular technology meme tracker which is known to be the fastest to catch hot tech news.

Use blog search engines to spot daily hot trends:

  • Technorati Popular gives the list of top searches and top blogs (that have become hot in the past 48 hours).
  • BlogPulse key phrases allows for a “trend this” option that graphically represents the hot trend history.

Use search engines to spot daily hot trends:

  • Yahoo Buzz. Besides giving a list of the most popular terms, the service reveals the daily buzz score (i.e. ”the percentage of Yahoo! users searching for that subject multiplied by a constant to make the number easier to read“) and the move (i.e. how fast this has become popular).
  • Google hottest trends gives a huge list of the most popular search terms. The best thing about the service is that it is constantly updated throughout the day.
  • MSN A-list lists daily popular headlines, top videos and movies and even most searched people and sport stories.
  • hot searches shows you its “hot searches” of the previous day. They also add their own commentary to each search term explaining what the buzz is about.
  • Top updates you on the most popular terms in general search, news search and even on most searched movies (past week). It will also show you top advancing searches (those that are the fastest to get popular).

Use social media sites to spot daily hot trends:

Use Twitter tools to spot daily hot trends:

  • Tweet Meme, as the domain name suggests, tracks and displays Twitter memes in a handy threaded style.
  • Twit Scoop shows “what’s hot right now” in the form of a tag cloud and the “Hot trends” list.
  • TwittUrly displays hottest memes in a Digg-like style (where Tweets = Votes).

Use ecommerce sites to spot daily hot trends:

  • Amazon tag cloud shows which tags Amazon customers use to classify products.
  • EBay pulse displays popular eBay searches.

Have I missed anything? Please add your method of spotting popular internet trends!

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