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I like to stay on edge of new technologies, at least knowing that they exist. Therefore, as a user of Stack Overflow, I'd like to be able to see what tags are growing the fastest.

I know there's a small line on the tags page saying "X asked today, Y asked this week", but I'd have to go through a lot of pages to find the ones that have an interesting number compared to the total number of questions tagged with it.

So I was thinking about a page that would list tags according to their % growth over a length of time we can choose from (day/week/month/year maybe). Filtering out tags with less than X questions might help, otherwise we'd see crazy numbers for new tags.

Is this something that could be of interest? Or am I the only one interested? Is there any way to do it already?

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I'm guessing someone with more skill than I could figure this out using the Stack Exchange Data Explorer. –  jadarnel27 Jul 31 '12 at 16:52
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I'd love to see something around this get implemented buty ou can use or modify this data.se query in the mean time –  Some Helpful Commenter Jul 31 '12 at 16:57
    
It's a start, thanks ! –  Anthony Alberto Jul 31 '12 at 16:59
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Fastest growing tags == most popular technologies with biggest problems and/or greatest number of unqualified users. –  Robert Harvey Jul 31 '12 at 18:04
    
I'd add and/or new technologies (which implies the other conditions anyway) –  Anthony Alberto Jul 31 '12 at 19:02
    
@RobertHarvey that may be so but you can tease out interesting time localized trends. For example Phonegap (overall ranked 242) had a similar week to perl (58) cocoa (56) and visual-studio (87) on the 17th week of 2012. Does phonegap meet your requirements? I don't know I've never heard of it before today. –  Some Helpful Commenter Jul 31 '12 at 22:37

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