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Twitter Trends Get Geographic

In a move sure to stir location-based Web services, Twitter has added a new system that displays Tweet "trends" relevant to one's geographic location. Explaining in a blog post why it's augmenting its trends feature with a localized version, Twitter says: "Trends began as a way to she [sic] light on popular conversations [...] help us discover which of those topics are paramount on a global scale."

For the time being, according to Fast Company, "this system is very limited, and it only works to limit the trend list to that of seven different countries and 15 different cities around the World." Yet, such innovations are likely to help Twitter further distinguish itself as a top news discovery vehicle -- exactly why Google and other search engine are so drawn to the service.

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