BBC Research & Development has released Zeitgeist, a directory of the most shared BBC links on Twitter.
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Tweets and stories are indexed by topic and location and can be filtered by time period to include only the last 24 hours or 7 days.

Perhaps even more valuable than the news to the web development geek, is the well documented source:

Install instructions

Zeitgeist is a Sinatra app that consumes the Twitter Gardenhose and Track APIs using workers in a RabbitMQ queue.

[Source on GitHub] [Demo]


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