Using Search Engines to Find out Daily Hot Trends and Topics Online
Google Hot Trends
Google Hot Trends is an addition to Google Trends which displays the top 20 hot, i.e., fastest rising, searches (search-terms) of the past hour in the United States. This is for searches that have recently experienced a sudden surge in popularity.
Yahoo! Buzz Index
In Yahoo! Buzz Index you can find top 20 overall searches, updated on daily basis.
Alexa What’s Hot
Alexa provides information about websites including top sites, Internet traffic stats and metrics, related links, etc. You can navigate to “What’s Hot” to find out the hot topics, hot products and hot pages according to the Alexa Toolbar.
AOL Hot searches
AOL Hot searches lets you find out what everybody’s searching for today. The site gives you up-to-date popular searches and news stories from around the web.
Similar to Yahoo! Buzz Index, Search.com also allows users to find out its most popular searches.
Using Social Media Sites to Find out Daily Hot Trends and Topics Online
Reddit is a source for what’s new and popular online. Users can vote on links they like or dislike and help decide what’s popular.
StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that recommends web content to its users. Its features allow users to discover and rate web pages, photos, and videos across the web.
Digg is a social news website. It lets you find breaking news, videos and pictures on the web as voted on by the Digg community.
As the name implies, PopUrls encapsulates up-to-the-minute headlines from the most popular sites on the Internet.
Flickr Most Popular Tags
Flickr is a famous photo management and sharing website. The site also lets you to check its most popular tags in the last 24 hours, over last week or all-time hot.
Using Twitter Tools to Find out Daily Hot Trends and Topics Online
TweetMeme finds popular links and hot stories from twitter for you to retweet.
Trendistic is a tool that allows you to track trends on Twitter. It helps you understand popular trends, and the tweets that were happening at that particular point in time when the topic became hot.
Twitscoop is a real-time visualization tool and web-based Twitter client that lets you see hot trends and buzz on Twitter.
Using Memetracker to Find out Daily Hot Trends and Topics Online
Memetracker is a tool for analyzing blog posts to determine what web pages are being discussed or cited most often on the Web. It normally allows users to vote for links to web pages that they find of interest.
Technorati is an Internet search engine for searching user-generated media (including weblogs) by tag or keyword. It also provides popularity indexes.
Slashdot is a technology related news website with a heavy slant towards Linux and Open Source issues.
Techmeme is a popular meme tracker or news aggregator that spotlights the moment’s hottest tech stories on a single page.
Using Video Sites to Find out Daily Hot Trends and Topics Online
YouTube is the most popular video site on the Internet. To find out what’s hottest videos, just click the “Popular” or “Trending” tabs in the left sidebar.
Magma is an online video statistic aggregator and entry point for discovering and tracking what’s hot for online videos.
Using e-Commerce Sites to Find out Daily Hot Trends and Topics Online
Amazon is one of the largest e-commerce sites online. You can navigate to the Amazon bestsellers list to find out top products in each category or Amazon Movers and Shakers list to check for biggest gainers in sales rank over the past 24 hours.
In addition, you can use Amazon tag cloud to check which tags (labels) customers use to classify a product. More frequently used tags are larger and more recently used tags will appear darker.
eBay Pulse delivers a snapshot of the eBay marketplace. It features top 10 popular searches, popular stores, popular products, highest priced and most watched items.
Using Other Popular Sites to Find out Daily Hot Trends and Topics Online
About.com Web Trends
About.com Web Trends provides news and tutorials on the hot social networking sites, mobile applications, web mashups, cloud computing and related web technology.
TrendHunter.com is the world’s largest community dedicated to trend spotting, cool hunting and innovation. The trends include Fashion, Style, Gadgets, Tech, Pop Culture, Art, and Design.
Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator.
Trends Buzz provides up to the minute information about top search and topic trends across multiple platforms. These include Google Hot Trends, Yahoo Buzz, Twitter, The New York Times, and Search.com.