Twitter’s Topics “Hump of Irrelevence” Graph

A pretty witty and very accurate graph of trending topics as they appear on Twitter.


While this illustration of the anatomy of hashtag meme relevance  is based on observations of people using Twitter over time, it’s also supposed to be tongue in cheek. There’s no supporting data and this is not intended to conform to rigorous scientific principals of research. It is, however, a pretty accurate hunch and a familiar pattern to many.

This image was originally posted to Twitter with the tag #fauxiology.

Giving credit where credit is due:

I found this post on my good friend, James Poling’s, blog; however, the original post can be found here.


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