May 26, 2010

Bachelorette on Twitter #Bachelorette

TwitGrids has a new grid up for the #Bachelorette We will be updating the cells as the show evolves.

Leonardo Dicaprio and Russell Crowe on Twitter

Leonardo Dicaprio and Russell Crowe on Twitter are on Twitter, verified, both with under 50K followers. You can find them on - just enter there names into our "Find a Tweeter" search box

Twitter in Turkey

A very big hello to all our fans in Turkey!  Over the past week, TwitGrids has seen a surge in traffic from Turkey.  Thank you, and welcome!  Any suggestions, @twitgrids

May 15, 2010

Justin Bieber no longer trending on Twitter

Twitter's algorithm for determining Trending topics, used by TwitGrids, has been updated to focus on topics which are "most breaking" and "immediately popular".   Twitter's term is 'emergent'.  This new algorithm dramatically improves the quality of trending topics.   As we all know, the value of trending topics has decreased dramatically over the past three months.

One issue we notice:   long running news stories might suffer (i.e. the latest oil spill) in the short term until Twitter tweaks the algorithm.  

TwitGrids spam filters all tweets within each trending topic.  Spammers often tweet using trending topics; we filter the spam out to maintain a good user experience for our users.

May 12, 2010

Twitter trending topics

Twitter trending topics containing hashtags have been removed from our Twitter trends grids, to the delight of our fans.  We also filter out all spam tweets with our in-house built technology.  A complete list of our trends subpages:

May 7, 2010

Taking the # out of Twitter trending topics

Over the past two months, the Top 10 Twitter trending topics list has been overtaken by hashtags, many of which were vulgar.  Twitter has recently removed hashtag based trends from their trending topics ticker on the Twitter home page. has followed suit and the quality of our trends grids has been restored! #WeWillNotMissUselessTrends

May 2, 2010

Twitter Art

Twitter users are getting creative.  Here's a few examples (properly encoded by TwitGrids!)