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Want to know what people are excited about in New York City? With TrendsMap, you'll know immediately what the city's most popular Twitter topics are.
Want to know what people are excited about in New York City? With TrendsMap, you'll know immediately what the city's most popular Twitter topics are.
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You're probably familiar with Twitter, which lets people send and read text messages of 140 or fewer characters. Trendsmap.com is a mashup that combines popular, location-specific Twitter topics with Google Maps. It's basically like having your finger on the digital pulse of just about any town or city where people actively use Twitter.

So, if you want to know which issues are hot with people living in Denver, you can just view a map of the city and see the most tweeted subjects pop up on the map in real time.

In Denver, the local Broncos football team is always on locals' minds. Click the Broncos tag and you'll see a live stream of tweets unfold, all detailing people's thoughts on this particular NFL team, including links to recent news stories, business-related articles, and, of course, gossip about potential player trades or team infighting.