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real time twitter visualization lights up the world by franck ernewein
feb 02, 2013
real time twitter visualization lights up the world by franck ernewein



‘tweetping’ by franck ernewein lights up the world in a real-time visualization of tweets around the globe
screenshot GIF via tweetping

 

 

french web designer franck ernewein has shown the world in a new light – literally. by dropping a bright pixel at the location of tweets when
visiting the site tweetping, a map of the world lights up with a real-time visualization of tweets occurring throughout the globe.
the effect produces a constantly transforming image that grows and morphs to mimic a nighttime satellite shot,
with hotspots where there are more tweets. an assortment of tweets are projected – along with hashtags and mentions – all while tracking total tweets,
words, and characters, the length of the two gray lines on the visualization depict the number of characters and words in each tweet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

via wired

 

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