I’m one of the power users of Twitter, not that I hit the Twitter’s A list anywhere, however according to Hubspot, I’m one of the top 50 users of twitter in India (of course, the competition isn’t that tough in India – you may follow me here) and while using twitter I have lot of conversations around with the other users, I’ve noticed that there have been many meme’s on twitter that are done just for fun! One such meme was started by me and my friends and the result was that we made “Jaljeera”, a trending topic on twitter.
Recently, Twitter did censor some of the trending topic and ReadWriteWeb was quick to post about it too! (thanks Techmeme) however, we haven’t seen them moderate any other fun meme’s. I personally think that Twitter should moderate the trending topics and should allow the deserving topic to be in the trends, otherwise the positive value of twitter will only go down – as reported by TechCrunchers.
If at all, Twitter will start moderating the trending topics, I’m sure there will mixed reactions from the twitter users and there will be fun loving people who’d definitely hate to see that there trending topics or meme’s will not reach the trending topic and if at all it will, they’d see it go. However, there will be a great bunch of people who’d love to see this kind of feature, as I’ve seen many users who want tweet filter feature to avoid such “not-so-fun” meme’s.
Would you like to see Twitter moderate the trending topics or do you think Twitter should not interfere the way its users want to use the service?