Trends are important for a lot of things that we do everyday, even with things online. When talking about online happenings, I like to look at what people like. Of course for blogs you can check google analytics, but for social networking sites, you can look at retweets and “likes” so you know what information you should be producing that’s along the same lines. This will let you know when people like that info and who is actually listening to what you have to say.
Of course, sometimes you have to post stuff that you like without thinking about what everyone out there is looking for. You might not even care what others want to read, but just in case you do, just remember to take the time to notice the trends.
How have trends helped you?