9/18/21 What's Trending This Week

9/18/21 What's Trending This Week

Good day!

Normally we handpick newsletter issues by independent writers that provide new or unique perspectives... but our lead researcher/writer is on maternity leave so we are exploring newsletter content that isn't as time-intensive, like trending terms and some specifically-themed newsletters. 

Thanks for sticking with us until our normal programming resumes!  And sorry our regular weekly cadence has been a bit irregular lately.

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Here's what's trending this week in newsletters...enjoy!

This week over 8000 issues came in… 
Many of the top words used this week relate to the Met Gala or to the FBI/Nasser inquiry
(Click on any of the terms to learn more about them and read newsletter issues they're in)


Newly Emerging Terms

  • Biles ... Simone Biles. Met Gala + FBI testimony. A busy week. 

  • Milley … General Mark Milley, Joint Chief of Staff Chair

  • Nicki and Minaj … Nicki Minaj, her antivax tweets, and more

  • Macdonald … Norm Macdonald. Canadian comedian who died this week

  • Nassar … Larry Nassar. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing this week on the FBI’s mishandling of gymnasts’ reports of Larry Nassar’s abuse. 

  • Submarine…  US - Australia - France - China nuclear sub issue.

Biggest Increase in Usage from Previous Week

  • Gala  (>750%) … The Met Gala

  • Norm (>300%) … As in Norm Macdonald mentioned above

  • Hispanic (>200%) … Hispanic Heritage Month 

  • Carpet (>200%) … related to the Met Gala

  • Cousin (200%)… related to Nicki Manaj’s tweets

  • Judiciary (200%) ...as in the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting re. FBI and Larry Nasser


Most Used Terms

  • world

  • work

  • life

  • learn

  • covid

  • future 

    Note that these "Most Used" terms tend to be used very broadly, in lots of contexts... vs. the other "Emerging" and "Biggest Usage Increase" terms which are, as you can tell, quite narrow and likely more meaningful/interesting.

By the time you read this, there will surely be some new trending topics, since they're updated in real time as newsletters come in. You can always check them on narrowSCALE'S home page if you're curious. 

If you know someone who may enjoy this newsletter (or the trending topics), feel free to forward!

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