Gotta get down on Friday

It’s Friday, So Naturally #FailedTechBands Is Trending In New York

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We start looking for late-breaking tech news every Friday around 4p.m., but let’s face it: That early afternoon stretch is something of an Internet drought.

That’s probably why, right this very moment, #failedtechbands is currently a trending topic in New York City. Think of a band; drop in some high-tech or startup jargon; and boom, Friday afternoon instameme.

UPDATED TO ADD: Matt Silverman points out (via Twitter, of course) that the hashtag is actually a Mashable creation. Guess we aren’t the only newsroom wishing for a little more excitement in our Fridays.

We’ve rounded up a representative sample. Brace for puns: Read More

On Trend

Twitter Introduces Trending Topics Tailored Just For You

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Say goodbye to hashtags like #Idumpedhercuz–unless you’re into that sort of thing. Twitter announced on its blog today that the company has tweaked its algorithm to display trending topics tailored specifically to your location and the people you follow.

The company made the change “in order to show emerging topics that matter more to you,” and will be rolling out the new feature over the course of the day. You can always opt out of it by switching back to a location–like New York or the U.S.–for a broader sample of trending topics. Read More