Curious about the buzz online? Wondering which movies, TV shows or new products are lighting up the switchboards? SwingVine aggregates trends and presents them to you in an easy-to-scan format.
At SwingVine you can explore categories and genres in various topics like music, movies, and technology. As you browse through the categories SwingVine returns aggregated rankings from search results, blogs, and social-networking sites.
You can hover over the images on SwingVine and get additional information without having to click through such as the number of times the topic has appeared in various sources in the last week, a summary of the topic if you're unfamiliar with it—Android's entry in the technology category gives a great summary about Google and the Open Handset Alliance—and the ranking among other SwingVine users.
Clicking through on the image gives you a list of all the individual appearances on SwingVine's radar so you can read over the actual articles and mentions that led to it being listed.
Have your own method for checking the pulse of popular trends? Let's hear about it in the comments.