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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Why are people searching for those keywords right now? Find out below how to get current Twitter results on Google...

Have you ever been on Google Trends and saw a certain term trending upwards but have no idea why by looking at the results that Google Trends gives you from Google News and Recent Blog Posts?

Well I found this post describing how to add a Firefox plugin that gives you real-time Twitter results on Google when you type in a certain term.

For example, I installed the add-on and then typed "tornado warning Denver" into Google and was able to find tweets right away from within the past 40 minutes of people saying that a funnel cloud had been spotted in downtown Denver and that people had gotten pelted with hail.

I already like this Firefox add-on as a great addendum to researching why certain terms are trending.

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