What are ‘trends’?
Put simply, ‘trends’ are what is most talked about on social media. Twitter has daily trending tags and news items. They are often featured on the left hand side of Twitter’s home page. A user can customise their trends and see what is trending in certain cities, whether New York, Melbourne, Sydney, etc.
Here are a few trends around today:
People are concerned about the future of TAFE in Australia and there are calls for urgent reform. The number of people taking up trades in particular is decreasing at a rapid rate.
ADATS is the Australian Diabetes Advancements and Technologies Summit. There are calls for health professionals to spend more time and take care of diabetes sufferers. Currently, data shows that doctors only spend 0.02% of their time with diabetes patients. Advocates say that is nowhere near enough.
News of an Australian teacher shot dead while in Nairobi, Kenya, Also, there is stories about Kenya’s most recent election
Qantas first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner VNH-ZNA makes a landing in Sydney from Seattle, Washington.
Debate continues over legalisation of euthanasia in the Victorian parliament.
Holden factory in Adelaide, South Australia, has closed. This brings and end to car manufacturing in Australia.
Studio Ten’s David Robinson joined others in the AMPBigZipper challenge, abseiling off some of Sydney’s tallest buildings for charity. AMP ensure children from lower socio – economic backgrounds have access to education.
Trending stories on Facebook
George W. Bush
Former U.S. President, George W. Bush has attacked current President Donald Trump and expresses worry about the rise in Nationalism and the demonising of other people. He acknowledged how the young are becoming disenfranchised in the political discourse.
Jacinda Ardem becomes New Zealand’s next Prime Minister. She is also the youngest at thirty – seven.
University of Florida
White nationalist, Richard Spencer is set to speak at the University of Florida in Gainesville on Thursday Florida time (today). There is a heavy security presence, including state troopers.
On a slightly lighter note, keen star gazers will have the opportunity to see a shooting star. According to msn, the Orionids meteor happens once a year when the Earth goes through the debris of a Halley’s comet.
What trends have you been following on Twitter or what items have gained your interest on Facebook. recently? Put an answer in the comment section. Also feel free to drop a link of an article/ trend that has grabbed your attention.