Twitter has boosted the number of cities that can take advantage of its Trends function. The location-based technology lets you see what people are talking about on Twitter in your area.

There have been 160 new cities added, including 10 new UK locations. The likes of Hull, Swansea, Bournemouth and plenty of others are now all able to use Twitter Trends.

To use Twitter Trends you simply need to login to the Twitter website and then you should spot them in the third box down on the left-hand side of your home page. You can alter trends by country if you fancy seeing what is going on elsewhere around the world.

Clicking a trend will take you to the relevant page of Tweets and surrounding video and images. In most cases they are just popular Twitter hashtags but they don't necessarily have to be. Trends can also consist of names or other phrases that are being mentioned a lot on Twitter in one area.

Twitter plans to add more cities to the Trends system as time goes on. 

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.