Twitter has introduced a 'Local Trends' filter, which allows users to see what others are posting about on the site in their area.
The official Twitter blog explained that the trends function began as a way to see what was popular on a global scale in real-time, but this would create another way for members to discover relevant topics to them.
"The big events that come up around the world will always become a global conversation," a spokesperson writes, "but what about the big events that only happen in your world that only matter to those around you? Or the slight differences in the way Californians perceive an event, like Obama's election victory, versus those (in) São Paulo, Brazil?"
Not all countries are yet available, although there are plans to add more locations and languages. So far, the only countries offered are the US, the UK, Canada, Ireland, Mexico and Brazil. Several cities across the US are also up, as well as London and São Paulo.