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What does it mean when something is "trending?"

  1. cjcarter profile image76
    cjcarterposted 6 years ago

    What does it mean when something is "trending?"

  2. danmit profile image75
    danmitposted 6 years ago

    that means that it's a popular topic right now.

  3. victoria79 profile image58
    victoria79posted 6 years ago

    Anything that becomes popular. Trends come and go. For example the skinny jeans movement. It became popular and everyone was wearing it and before that it was baggy clothes. This applies to everything not just clothes.

  4. Old Geezer profile image60
    Old Geezerposted 6 years ago

    The word "trend" can be defined as the direction "something" seems to be going.  This "something" can be animate, such as a flock of geese moving generally northward during spring in the northern hemisphere.  Or the "something" can be inanimate, such as a rock slide or an automobile rolling to a stop.  And then the "something" can be sociological, such as the direction a political election is leaning or the way education is changing.

    All of these point out that a trend is not absolute, but the odds are in favor of "something" moving in a particular direction.

    Adding the -ing ending to the word "trend" emphasizes the process or movement aspect of a trend.  A trend may point to a probable end, but trending deals with the process of getting there.

  5. TheBlondie profile image60
    TheBlondieposted 6 years ago

    If you are referring to a trending topic on Twitter or another site like that, it just means that a certain tag (ex : #RebeccaBlack) is being used by a lot of people and is therefore a "trend". They change on a daily basis.