Posts Tagged ‘twitter’
Twitter has made another move towards monetizing their service through acquisition of a small startup called “Lucky Sort”, creators of a technology called TopicWatch. In effect, Lucky Sort was a big data play – it used NLP (natural language processing) techniques to discover information from huge, unstructured data sets. What made it unique was its ability […]
Robert Kosara (eagereyes) has written a fun little tool that posts random text from InfoVis papers at major conferences on twitter at the @InfoVis_Ebooks account. Each tweet contains a reference to the paper the snippet is from. For InfoVis, VAST, and CHI, these are DOIs rather than links. Links get long and distracting, whereas DOIs […]
Visualizing.org has a neat twitter visualization online of 1645 twitter accounts related to information visualization. Taking a short list of seed accounts and then finding all their followers and friends, the result is an impressive (if not a bit crowded) graph visualization. Some edge bundling would have been nice, but you can get a rough […]
via Interactive Infographic Visualizes Twitter Ecosystem.
Some MySpace engineers have defected and taken their social network expertise to create a new web application called ‘Gravity‘ which attempts to determine your interests from your FaceBook and Twitter streams, and then help you connect with other like-minded individuals. The company’s ultimate aim is twofold. For users, they can see who, in any given […]
Twitter has finally analyzed the massive amount of twitter traffic collected during the 2010 World Cup, analyzing the various hashtags they created for individual teams and games. Their result: the above infographic cataloging how the traffic broke down during this record-shattering event. To highlight how much Twitter has been pulsing with World Cup activity over […]
Transparency: Where the Stuff on the Internet Comes From – Transparency – GOOD.
MTV has followed up the success of their previous collaboration with Stamen Design and the VMA Tweet Tracker with a visualization of the MTV Movie Awards tweets. This one is a bit different, with far more animation. This is how it works. Once you open the site, there is an opaque overlay with simple instructions: […]
While I disagree with the title “World’s First Twitter Artwork”, the concept is clever. They’ve constructed a virtual picture frame where Twitter users can elect to tweet a special message, and have a portion of the canvas covered with their avatar and a link to their Twitter Profile page. More followers makes your avatar larger, […]
Are you a true Twitter user? Do you have at least 10 followers? Do you follow at least 10 people? Have you tweeted at least 10 times? Then you are a true Twitter user. However, only 21% of the people using Twitter are true Twitter users, so that makes you an elite person. Doesn’t it? […]