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Twitter Changes Trending Topics


Since the release of Justin Bieber’s single “Baby” we has on the top 10 trending topics on twitter for several weeks. Blogs and newspapers were reporting it was becoming a permanent thing.

Today Channel 9 Australia reports that Twitter changed the Trending Topics because of the teen sensation. Twitter has changed the system by making the popular Justin Bieber keywords. The changes where made on the 15th of may.

Justin Bieber tweeted to Twitter “@twitter i heard you changed your system to stop my fans from making trending topics?? Really?? Where is the love??”. Twitter replied “@justinbieber the TT tweak is nothing personal. It was long planned & better shows what is emerging right now. See http://bit.ly/byhJ7M. Thx”.

The reason Twitter had made changes was because Twitter’s intentions of the trending topics was created for the sole purpose of trending events, and whats trending in the news…

Tho the teen sensation and his fans are shocked at Twitter’s actions. Was Twitter’s actions the right thing to do? Or do you think Twitter could of made some type of compromise?