Recent definitely makes all the difference. I would almost say that page should be preferred over Trending. Or maybe the Trending algorithm needs an update to refresh on a slightly faster rate.
Didn't know about the @people page, where is that linked? I also completely missed the "recent" feed, thanks @eric! I blame the crowdedness of the submenu in Opera Mini. Now on my computer I see there is a feed called "members" under Explore, that one does not even show on my phone!