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Journalism Reporting

What's Trending?

Twitter Search Tools:

See what's happening on Twitter - right now
Search Snap Bird Tweet archive
Twittoratti tracks tweets of highest authority blogs
Trendsmap  maps real time Twitter trends across the globe
BackTweets search for links on Twitter

Google Search Tools:

Google Trends - current search trends
The Google Public Data Explorer makes large data sets easy to explore, visualize and communicate.
Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity.

Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.

Search Across Social Networks

Other Real Time Search Tools

Whos Talkin? Search for conversations occurring on social media
YouTube Trends Dashboard
Popurls  This is the site to go to if you want a full overview of what is happening in the Internet and social web today
SocialMention real time social media search that quantifies your results by sentiment, strength, passion & reach
Boardreader searches across forums and other sites
BuzzFeed  Aggregated social trending content

Social Data Sites searches government data searches District of Columbia government databases