Twitter Moments – A New Way to Follow Trending Events

If you have looked at or updated the Twitter app on your phone in the last twenty-four hours, you may have noticed the new Moments feature. Moments is a manually curated set of Tweets about trending topics. Following Moments is different from following a hashtag because following a hashtag will show you every Tweet that includes the hashtag whereas Moments will show only the most relevant and or popular Tweets. Moments can be embedded into a blog post as I’ve done below with a Moment about the Nobel Prize in chemistry. You can read more about Twitter’s Moments curation policy here.

Applications for Education

My first thought when I saw Moments pop-up on my screen was that it could be a good resource in a high school social studies course for following news around events like elections or political debates.

It appears that Moments is only available in the United States at this time.


Thank You Readers for 14 Amazing Years!