Twitter is fast becoming the real-time zeitgeist of the web hive mind. (Sorry, I don't know what that means either.) Anyway, I've been playing around with Twist, which tracks trends on Twitter and graphs the results. Two of the most interesting trends I've found are:
monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, sunday - This one is really interesting. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday get many more mentions than the three other days of the week, which shows the importance of the weekend in contemporary society. Wednesday is the low point, which turns the graph into a representation of hump day, only inverted.
O.K, so here are some that I tried: Breakfast vs. Lunch vs. Dinner
Dinner starts out strong, gets overtaken by lunch as the week goes on, then resurges. Breakfast starts out strong at the start of the week then later dwindles away in mentions on Twitter.
Big spikes for coffee breaks while the tea drinkers sip, sip, sip.
Liberal Internet bias.
I have no idea what it means.
Staying on the ground.
Twitter is full of Mac fanboys.
Why so negative, Twitter?
All we are saying...
A heartwarming result. There's hope for us yet.