FYI: API Access to Twitter SRS Trend Data
I've just set up an API that allows everyone access to frequency and
trending data extracted from our Twitter Stratified Random Sample
(see http://illocutioninc.com/Research). The data is updated every 6
hours, so the API is always delivering current stats.
The link below will take you to a page with explanations and a demo
app that will allow you to test and see what is returned. This is really
the best way to stay up-to-date on the Twitter Lexicon and trends
(better than the Lexicon download), and it is a fantastic way to add
linguistically-principled trend data to your web site. Enjoy.