Wednesday, August 05, 2009

What's Happening & Where's it Happening?

Local Twitter Trends


One of my favourite Twitter API sites is Happn.in, a site that shows you what people are Twittering about in various cities around the world. One of my bugbears with Happn.in however is that when I want to search for trending topics in a particular city I have to scroll through a list looking for a link.

What I've always wanted with Happn.in is a map interface, so I can just click on a location and get the trending topics for that location. Enter Twitter Local.

Twitter Local is a mashup of Google Maps and local twitter trends from Happn.in. The map shows the top 10 trending phrases in over 80 major cities around the world. So now you can find out what is happening right now all over the world.

SocialGreat

SocialGreat is a mashup of the FourSquare API and Google Maps. The site uses data from FourSquare to show what are the current most popular places in cities and uses the Google Maps API to show where those places are.

SocialGreat tells you which bars, restaurants and hot spots in FourSquare cities are "great" according to a near real-time feed of "social" location data from FourSquare users. You can use the map to check which spots are the most popular this hour, day, week, or month.

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