When I have some free time during the day, I like to check out the trending topics in the news and on social media. Fortunately, this pretty easy nowadays. On your desktop for Facebook, the trending stories show up on the right column. On Twitter, you will find the trends below your profile picture on the left column. You can also check out this Hashtags.com website for Twitter trends. You are able to customize both of these feeds if there is a particular topic of interest. For general news trends, you should also check out Google Trends: www.google.com/trends.
Trending right now is the impending divorce of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Why is trending important? Well, if you want to join in the conversation you need to know what the most popular conversation is. Today is Monday, and #MondayMotivation is a big hashtag so I try to tweet something out each Monday using that hashtag. I’m sure you’ve heard of #TBT for Throwback Thursday and #FBF Flashback Friday too. For individuals, getting into the conversation may not be all that important in the big picture. However, for businesses and professionals trying to network, being part of the conversation is the main purpose for using social media. Sure being a voyeur may be fun, but being part of the conversation is thrilling!
Join the conversation on social media now and make your opinion heard!
Almost forgot about my favorite thing that was trending today – Uptown Funk Sung by the Movies: