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BBC Unit To Track, Report Social Media Trends

The first story, about a piece of CCTV footage that has gone viral in Malaysia and why people share material online, was broadcast from an in-tweet video on the #BBCTrending hashtag at 5pm GMT yesterday. "It's a new place for all the stuff that journalists report on to happen," said Mukul Devichand, the series producer and radio host for BBC Trending who came up with the idea. "It's like a new beat where you can see social change or new ideas or movements."

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