Twitter has expanded their list of cities and countries that can be used to focus in on Trending Topics in certain geographical areas. According to their blog post, More Cities, More Trends, More Understanding, they have expanded by adding 13 countries and 6 cities to the list:
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, Venezuela. Cities: Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, Rio De Janeiro, Sydney, Toronto
In addition to the expanded countries and cities for trending topics they have also added translation services to the web based Twitter interface which uses Google’s Translation tool. According to Twitter only a small percentage of users have this right now but it will be rolling out to everyone over the next few weeks.
Picture courtesy of Twitter as I do not have the feature yet on my account.
This translation add on is going to really allow a global community to connect where the language barrier used to prevent us from understanding each other. I think that is a nice touch by Twitter to expand that connection around the globe.