happn.in london

24 06 2009

As this blog is about trendspotting in London, i wasn’t planning on writing about websites.  The way i figured was that websites were for the world wide web – not specifically Londoners.  I wanted to shine a light on the things physically taking place in the city, not online.

Unfortunately Twitter and its rapidly evolving usage seems to have changed that!

"A little birdie told me..."

"A little birdie told me..."

 

With the recent situation in Iran, Twitter appears to have found its role; above and beyond the feather plumping and ego fluffing in the days before.  Keeping abreast of the tweeted Trending Topics is as amusing as it is insightful, but not always totally relevant to us and what we get up to in London.

Step forward Happn.in!

 

Happy Happn.in

Happy Happn.in

 

A brilliantly simple, simply brilliant concept.  Happn.in uncovers the 10 most popular things people are tweeting about in 65 different cities and updates the list 4 times a day.

The list for London at present –

  • ugly betty
  • tennis players
  • thorpe park
  • lady gaga
  • sharapova out
  • biggest fan
  • celebrity masterchef
  • current one
  • english homework
  • espn america

What a brilliant way to feel connected to Londinium and my fellow city dwellers – genius!

Happn.in is also good for sticking your nose into other cities and getting their thoughts, my favourites being – 

  • No 5 in Dallas – housewives reunion
  • No 4 in Fresno – hate tomatoes
  • No 3 in Portland – god’s eyes
  • No 2 in Melbourne – acne cat
  • No 1 in Berlin – paris hilton
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