I am reliably informed that more than one billion tweets occur every 2-3 days. Twitter by all accounts has become a significant social media of choice in many parts of the world. Disclaimer – I have had a Twitter account for a while but have yet to embrace the medium. Tweeting just doesn’t hold a great deal of appeal for me. However, today I stumbled upon a visualization tool that makes Twitter seem darn cool – Tweetping.
Designed by French web designer, Franck Ernewein, Tweetping shows every tweet made in the world as a bright pixel of light against a dark map – all happening in real-time. Personally, I think it looks gorgeous and watching parts of the globe light up depending on the time zone is a tiny bit mesmerising. However, for those who are more inclined towards analytics, it also offers a huge amount of cool tracking information with a dashboard streaming global statistics and hashtags, broken down by continent. Not surprisingly, Asia appears to be a nation of tweeters – a positive hotbed of Twitter activity it would seem. Parts of the US and Europe are not far behind. So sit back, click here and take a look for yourself. I would love to hear what you think.
Source – Animated GIF screenshot via Tweetping