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.