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August 17, 2011

Trending Location For Pakistan At Twitter!

Twitter has become a ONE-STOP source of information for us right over the globe. Its reach from web and almost millions of registered mobile apps to the users has grown tremendously, and "real-time" happenings have given a solid touch to the tweets. Tweet it for whatever reasons, Be it personal boastings, celebrity crushings, recommendation of movies, searching a location, guiding someone to a new location, increasing PR .. birdie is for everything!

A quick look at the twitter stats;
  • Twitter says that 460,000 new accounts per day are being made.
  • Users are now sending 140 million Tweets, on average, per day,
  • The all-time high in terms of Tweets sent per day was 177 million sent on March 11, 2011.
  • In terms of Tweets per second, the all time high was 6,939 Tweets per second after midnight in Japan on New Year’s Day.
  • Mobile users are up 182 percent over the past year
On April 30, 2009, Twitter introduced a sidebar of "trending topics" which refers to the most-appearing messages that are instantly indexed which has made twitter undoubtedly the one-click source to know of what is happening in the world or simply stating, what's hot in the world of discussion!

India got its trending location enabled by November 2010 and by April 2011, Twitter rolled out its feature for city-based trending for India. Why did it happen for India and not for Us, remains the question!

Twitter explains “If you don’t see your country or city, it means we’re not receiving enough Tweets from that geographical area to create a quality list.”

Trending a topic doesnt only depend upon the tweet volume but time zones, tweet consistency, hashtag usage, scheduling/timing the tweets but, tweets from people from that specific geographical location counts the most.

I must say, Pakistanis arent aware of twitter as much as they are of facebook. And those who know about twitter have mostly deactivated their facebook accounts ;)
(No, Zuckerberg; I aint bribed by twitter. I just dont want to know through FB that my ex's girlfriend is prettier than me.Ha)

If it was that easy, we could have trended on 14th august with #PakistanZindabad and #Pakistan, but unfortunately we couldn't.

Nevertheless, with the Pakistani twiterrati in the rise on cyberspace, this wouldnt be difficult. We aim to ask Twitter to give us a separate trending location for Pakistan. Join . Tweet , @RumaisaMohani & @fizzarahman, @efrodol, @Sehravi, @faisalrahat who aim to get #Pakistan to location-based trending at #twitter. Help spread the message!

And yes, you can join us too by your suggestions/ideas/comments!
simply reply to this post sending in your twitter username/facebook profile, and become a part of our team!
As they say,

"Ab nahin toh kab, Hum nahin tau kaun"

PAKISTAN ZINDABAD!

You may turn off the sun, but I am still gonna shine :-)

16 comments:

  1. Fizza, very nice and informative article. I wrote at my blog why Pakistan could not trend on 14th Aug. Did you check? http://ashrafchahttp://ashrafchaudhryblog.com

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  2. you know what we did on 14th of Augsut. we tweeted tweeted till the alst bit. for you you tweeted till your fingers soured.

    But the action was not coordinated. we were trying to get the trend for hashtag #Pakistan then later half way through we started #Paksitanzindabad, the whole effort was distribute. No I guess @RumaisaMohani has created @Pakistan_team, mission Addint #Pakistan as a trending location on twitter!

    What we can do and have beend oing is inviting all w know to this account make it large as much possible and aid the @Pakistn_team in its mission

    I have invited all my known tweeps and am Inviting others. Now you tell what are you doing

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  3. Well going to support the @Pakistan_team make it a large account and then demand 3trend location for #Pakistan.

    Previously our efforts got distributed me you and many more were trying for trending #Pakistan then in the mid way it was #paksitanzindabad all the earlier efforts got invainthis time we are coordinating

    I am supporting it by inviting all I know convincing them to follow this account and help the mission.

    Now you tell what are you doing

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  4. Well going to support the @Pakistan_team make it a large account and then demand 3trend location for #Pakistan.

    Previously our efforts got distributed me you and many more were trying for trending #Pakistan then in the mid way it was #paksitanzindabad all the earlier efforts got invainthis time we are coordinating

    I am supporting it by inviting all I know convincing them to follow this account and help the mission.

    Now you tell what are you doing

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  5. The way to getting Pakistan in the trend location is not yet so clear! I mean,howcome twitter heeds to what we say without achieving a platform,evidently twitter doesn't come to adding Pakistan in the trends location unless & untill we thousands(might be lacs)of Pakistani accounts resort to feedback@twitter for the cause!

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  6. Count me In! but there aren't just enough Pakistanis on Twitter yet. Indonesians can trend anything if they want due to their population ... we should also try to introduce Twitter among our family and friends !

    Moreover, just trending a Country's name is usually plain. Any controversial or interesting topic usually sparks up and gets trending.. so if such ideas are induced, we can speed up the process of making the 'Topic' viral ...

    I would like to See Pakistan in Trending Location anyway, All the best to Us!

    Twitter Handle: SAYYEDAH

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  7. Good effort fizz... u r always ahead!
    well if the trending criteria includes timely tweet schedules then i suggest that all of us who are supporting @Pakistan_Team should schedule their tweets thru @cotweet for the upcoming days atleast 6 tweets per day at regular intervals. m doing this tell me if this wud work plus v shud invite as much tweeps as possible. lets do this!

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  8. Very nice article. :) I agree with Sehravi. Our efforts got distributed when we tried to tweet both #Pakistan and #PakistanZindabad at once. With @Pakistan_Team, we will have a single, solid platform through which we will be more organized and remain in coordination. I hope Twitter gives us a Trending location of our own, I really do.

    I've been trying to do my bit by inviting all my Facebook and Google+ friends over here on Twitter.

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  9. @Haroon Dilshad- Thats the most basic thing to do. Introduce twitter to your friends/family/facebook people. If we have accounts rolling in from twitter actively, there is no chanced unturned that we ll have a trending location dedicated to us soon.

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  10. @Ashraf Chaudhry - Thank you. I did read your blog. Exactly the same stuff i wanted to elaborate.

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  11. @Sehravi- Thats by far the most important issue, to have a hashtag to stick to. We'll take care of it in future.

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  12. Sayyedah & Proudest Pakistani - Thanks for the kind words. You are right Sayyedah. Thats the biggest hurdle ahead. We need to convince people from FB to come to twitter. Thats what you gotta do!

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  13. @Efrodol. Perfect suggestion. Go ahead and inform others too.

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  14. @Faisal Rahat - WE gotta do it. Sooner or later.

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  15. "مبارک مبارک جشن آزادی مبارک"
    محسن پاکستان ڈاکڑعبد لقدیر خان کے کارناموں کی شان
    سرجوڑے ابھی تک بیٹھے ہیں امریکن اوریہودی سانئسدان
    بن گیا ہے کیسے قائد اعظم کا پاکستان اب ایٹمی پاکستان
    نظر آتی ہےان کو قدیرکے روحانی وسڈوم میں اللہ کی شان
    قائد اعظم کا پاکستان یہ تیرا پاکستان یہ ہم سب کا پاکستان

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