A world of tweets

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

We've seen this sort of thing before, with tweets mapped and such, but the recent A World of Tweets by Frog Design is nicely executed (in HTML5).

A World of Tweets is all about playing with geography and bits of information. Simply put, A World of Tweets shows you where people are tweeting at from the past hour. The more tweets there are from a specific region, the "hotter" or redder it becomes.

You can toggle between a few different views such as smokey or heatmap, or outline or satellite view, but the highlight has gotta be the 3d view. Unfortunately, I don't have any red and blue paper lens glasses on me. Dang it.

2 Comments

  • TBH it’s not that great a map given that the midpoint is not the equator…

  • Nicely presented, and I like that it detects where I am and tells me my country’s ranking. I’d love to be able to switch to tweets per capita, in order to get a real view of how active each country is…

Favorites

Interactive: When Do Americans Leave For Work?

We don’t all start our work days at the same time, despite what morning rush hour might have you think.

Most popular porn searches, by state

We’ve seen that we can learn from what people search for, through the eyes of Google suggestions: state stereotypes, national …

How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown

We know spending changes when you have more money. Here’s by how much.

19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.