Engadget: Snapchat Trends is an overview of the most popular keywords in use in Stories

Engadget: Snapchat Trends is an overview of the most popular keywords in use in Stories. “Snap is introducing a new tool called Snapchat Trends that provides a public overview of the most popular keywords currently in use on the app. Accessible via the company’s website, you can use the feature to get a sense of the topics that Snapchat users are referencing in Stories they share with the public and their friends. The tool also includes a database you can use to search for specific terms.”

Poynter: Journalists never write about … Shhh! Yes they do, and this tool can show you

Poynter: Journalists never write about … Shhh! Yes they do, and this tool can show you. “What are journalists writing about? It seems like a question with an easy answer. Just go to a news outlet’s homepage and take a peek, or do a quick internet search. But each of those only offers a glance at what the news has published as a whole. A new tool from MuckRack called Trends offers a universal look at what journalists are writing about.”

CNN: Facebook taps data to predict likely 2020 trends kimchi, milk baths and ‘plant parents’

CNN: Facebook taps data to predict likely 2020 trends kimchi, milk baths and ‘plant parents’. “For its 2020 Topic and Trends Report, Facebook collected country-specific topics users in 13 countries had shared that it says could become mainstream next year. When patterns in topics emerged, the company said it relied on third-party researchers to ‘inform and validate’ the findings.” The headline is far dumber than the article deserves.

Vogue Business: Pinterest opens up its trove of consumer trends data

Vogue Business: Pinterest opens up its trove of consumer trends data. “The visual search engine is introducing Pinterest Trends, a new tool that gives public information on top US search terms within the past 12 months and information on when top terms peak. It also shows trending search terms for various topics, just like how Google will suggest specific search keywords. Currently in beta, the tool will roll out in coming weeks and is available to all users year-round.”

Towards Data Science: Reconstruct Google Trends Daily Data for Extended Period

Towards Data Science: Reconstruct Google Trends Daily Data for Extended Period. “My motivation into this subject was first inspired by the Rossmann competition in Kaggle where google search trends were used to predict sales number. I found it not so obvious to obtain the daily search trends and people used the weekly trends as surrogate. However, it is not ideal for any predictive model which necessitate precision at daily scale and real-time applications (as weekly data will only be available until the current week ends).”

Forbes: 8 Instagram Trends To Watch Out For In 2019

Forbes: 8 Instagram Trends To Watch Out For In 2019. “When it comes to being successful on Instagram these days, there’s a lot you have to worry about. As competition grows fiercer and fiercer, simply using clever hashtags and posting regularly isn’t enough to cut it. If you’re serious about getting more followers and likes–whether you’re becoming an Instagram influencer or you’re running an account as part of your business’s social media strategy, you need to know about all the right Instagram tools and trends. That way, you can start the new year knowing that you’re doing everything you need to in order to build a robust Instagram presence. In this blog post, I’m going to share 8 top Instagram trends that you need to watch out for in 2019 – and put into practice.” Also includes links to various Instagram resources.

Social Media Explorer: 2019 Social Media Trend Predictions

Social Media Explorer: 2019 Social Media Trend Predictions. “The negative aspects of social media are hard to ignore, but on the flipside, what about the positive impact of social? Social media networks give users an opportunity to connect with others personally and professionally across the globe, catalogue and share life’s important moments, mobilize and fundraise for important causes and simply be entertained. Businesses have an opportunity to engage and service their customers more efficiently in an increasingly connected and digital world. So, what does 2019 hold for social media? How will user behavior change in light of these issues and opportunities? Here are my social media predictions for 2019.”

Lifehacker: How to Spot a Fake Trend

Lifehacker: How to Spot a Fake Trend. “Ankle scarves! What a ridiculous trend! Twitter users are asking each other how something as dumb as ‘ankle scarves’ could be real. Well—and I’m afraid to reveal this, because so many real media outlets are falling for it—it’s not real. It’s an obvious joke. Here’s how it got laundered into a ‘crazy trend’ for everyone to laugh and be outraged at on social media.”

George Washington University: GW Launches New Tip Sheet on Political Twitter Activity

George Washington University: GW Launches New Tip Sheet on Political Twitter Activity . “Researchers at the George Washington University launched on Friday a new weekly recap of political activity on Twitter. The publication, called The ECHO, will quantify which politicians, issues, campaigns and political institutions are garnering the most traction on the social media platform…. The inaugural edition of The ECHO found a dramatic increase in social media activity surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, with 5.3 million related tweets during the Aug. 31-Sept. 6 report period. That represented a 3,638 percent increase from the previous week. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the program on Sept. 5.”

IFL Science: See Global Google Trend In Real Life Thanks To This Awesome 3D Map

IFL Science: See Global Google Trend In Real Life Thanks To This Awesome 3D Map. “Users can search for the topics by country or watch the globe spin around with the search terms appearing over the outline of the country. By clicking on one of the terms, you get a preview of the Google search page with an indication of how many times the word had been searched. The trending topics remain in the original language and alphabet.”

USCourts.gov: Interactive Database Aids the Study of Judiciary Trends

USCourts.gov: Interactive Database Aids the Study of Judiciary Trends. “A recently enhanced database that houses information about civil and criminal federal cases dating to 1970 is now available to researchers and the public on the Federal Judicial Center’s website as part of a partnership with the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The interactive database contains docket information from district, appellate, and bankruptcy court filings and terminations, including plaintiff and defendant names, filing date, termination date, disposition of the case, type of lawsuit, jurisdiction, and docket number.”

Stack Overflow Trends: A New And Free Tool To Track Programming Languages And Technologies (Fossbytes)

From Fossbytes: Stack Overflow Trends: A New And Free Tool To Track Programming Languages And Technologies. “Stack Overflow has launched a new and free to use tool to give you a better idea of current programming and technology trends. Called Stack Overflow Trends, this tool basically measures the interests of users based on the number of questions each month.”

Digital Trends: Need Some Help Redecorating? Pinterest Just Released Its Top 20 Trends Of 2017

Digital Trends: Need Some Help Redecorating? Pinterest Just Released Its Top 20 Trends Of 2017. “Keep in mind that this isn’t a list curated by interior designers or architects — rather, this is a truly crowdsourced set of data, and as such, seems to reflect most accurately what Pinterest’s 175 million monthly active users think to be in vogue. To make things easier for you to digest, Pinterest narrowed down the trends to the top 20 across home, food, beauty, and style.”

Introducing Trending Storylines: Discover trending news and views on LinkedIn (LinkedIn)

LinkedIn: Introducing Trending Storylines: Discover trending news and views on LinkedIn. “Today we’re excited to announce the launch of Trending Storylines. Storylines are daily curated interest-based feeds about the most important developing stories in your industry. They help you discover and discuss news, ideas and diverse perspectives from the largest group of professionals, publishers and editorial voices ever assembled.” “Except Quora,” LinkedIn did not add. I’m not sure that’s correct, but this announcement made me think of Quora straight off – and that nothing in the announcement would move me away from Quora.

What is the Mannequin Challenge?

I’m just trying to keep you hip (not really): Mannequin Challenge is the internet’s newest obsession. “Social media’s been rocked by a new trend that involves doing nothing whatsoever. Seriously. Well, not quite. The #MannequinChallenge requires groups of participants to assume a dramatic pose (could be anything) while hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd’s new song “Black Beatles” blares in the background.”