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I'm looking for a Twitter service that does not just detect keywords (like the trending topics do), but instead deliver stories that are ranked by their popularity over a period of time.

Example: If I do a search for "car" it would not list all the tweets that contain #car, but instead, give me current relevant stories about car trade shows, new car parts, etc.

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how would the service know beyond the hashtag that the 140 characters relate to car stories? –  mhoran_psprep Mar 9 '12 at 13:27
    
The same way Facebook knows how to group status updates of multiple people talking about a topic into one update. I guess a fair amount of algorithmic know how would have to go into such a service. Link introspection surely would help to gain further insight on a topic. –  keyboardsamurai Mar 9 '12 at 15:09
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It seems like there are two companies doing what I requested earlier.

They rank and curate tweets, which is what I initially wanted. Unfortunately they seem to be very focused on companies.

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Maybe this is one thing you're looking for?

http://tweetlevel.edelman.com/

TweetLevel is a purpose built tool for PR and marketing to help people and brands use twitter effectively. It will help you navigate the media cloverleaf to make your social media engagement successful.

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