Twitter recently declared that it will be pining to the trends page a referring tweet that will give more insight about a trend and today the company states that it will be writing descriptions and headlines for a few of the trends, so you will have the better understanding about the trend in the explore tab.
More trend updates, even more context. We’ll now add improved headlines and short descriptions to some Trends, so you can get the rundown on why something’s trending when you’re in the Explore tab or you tap into a Trend. https://t.co/PW2PiYYsQG pic.twitter.com/oOgByMJLME
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But there are still a lot of trends that still do not offer an explanation like for example hashtag #IJustDontBelieve, where users tweets about what they do not believe by sharing their own opinions. Therefore where a trend has no explanation, Twitter adds a news headline that will do the work of adding information.
Meanwhile, Twitter is working with its curation team to summarize less important news, say a trend about Harry Styles’ new look. Twitter states that the changes, the descriptions were written by the curation team focuses on providing a straightforward sourced description of why something is trending on some tweets. Twitter when asked about why only some of the trends have the explanations, A spokesperson from Twitter states that Twitter will only give more information on those trends that it feels like needs the extra information.
“If a trend is particularly confusing and a lot of people are talking about it, it may get a pinned Tweet or a description,” Twitter hopes to add more context to more trends over time.
A majority of tweets about a protest were either in support of or in the horror of said event, Twitter’s ability to contextualize that trend with data would be incredibly useful.