Tuesday Map: All the world’s atwitter

Today’s Tuesday Map is mesmerizing, but I’m still not sure if it’s useful or meaningful. It’s twittervision, a Google Maps mashup of Twitter posts, in real time. So what’s Twitter, then? It’s the latest bizarre Internet craze, a “Web 2.0” site (or MoSoSo application) that allows you to post short blurbs—called “tweets” by those in ...

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Today's Tuesday Map is mesmerizing, but I'm still not sure if it's useful or meaningful. It's twittervision, a Google Maps mashup of Twitter posts, in real time. So what's Twitter, then? It's the latest bizarre Internet craze, a "Web 2.0" site (or MoSoSo application) that allows you to post short blurbs—called "tweets" by those in the know—from your phone or computer updating your friends (and/or everyone else) on the latest thought in your head or minutiae in your life.

Twittervision adds the geographic dimension, and the result is much more interesting: a moving map that never stops telling what people are doing RIGHT NOW, around the world. The about page on twittervision boasts: "Samuel Morse, meet Carl Jung," but I prefer to think of it as the pulse of the global digerati. Click on the map below to check it out for yourself.

Today’s Tuesday Map is mesmerizing, but I’m still not sure if it’s useful or meaningful. It’s twittervision, a Google Maps mashup of Twitter posts, in real time. So what’s Twitter, then? It’s the latest bizarre Internet craze, a “Web 2.0” site (or MoSoSo application) that allows you to post short blurbs—called “tweets” by those in the know—from your phone or computer updating your friends (and/or everyone else) on the latest thought in your head or minutiae in your life.

Twittervision adds the geographic dimension, and the result is much more interesting: a moving map that never stops telling what people are doing RIGHT NOW, around the world. The about page on twittervision boasts: “Samuel Morse, meet Carl Jung,” but I prefer to think of it as the pulse of the global digerati. Click on the map below to check it out for yourself.

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