Select All: It’s Time to End ‘Trending’

Select All: It’s Time to End ‘Trending’. “What does it mean, exactly, for something to be ‘trending’? YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter all make frequent use of the term, but none of them have a public or transparent definition — let alone a common one. When we sort through our feeds, ‘latest’ has an obvious chronological sorting mechanism; even ‘popular’ has a fairly clear and agreed-upon definition. ‘Trending,’ however, does not.”