Twitter’s data visualization scientist Nicolas Belmonte converted every geotagged tweet — billions in total — ever recorded into an interactive 3D model dubbed ‘Andes’. You can even choose from multiple terrains to display the visualizations. These are really beautiful.
Sick of plain old sending your Tweets on a computer? Why not have a sponsored homing pigeon Tweet your Tweet for you? Not to be confused with @feral_pigeon choose from four pigeons (named Hans, Wilma, Jean Claude, and Engeli) to fly cross country with your Tweet. Once they reach their destination both the Tweet and […]
Thanks to these maps that pinpoint Tweets, we can see the world as Twitter sees it. This project has been in the works since 2009 when the team at Twitter started geo-tagged Tweets. Now the results are in and apparently, London, Paris and Moscow are the loudest Tweeters while Tokyo, Istanbul and New York also garner special […]
Dutch-Brazilian visual artist Rafaël Rozendaal has a Twitter feed which he updates religiously with tweets of what he eats. It’s perfectly mundane and perfectly fun. Actually, it comes across as showing up the ridiculousness of all these food Instagrams that choke the Internet highway every second.
Cat Food Breath is the moniker of a big-boned 17-pound Siamese cat with dense hair and a taste for sushi. It has its own blog and an equally hilarious Twitter account. Of how the kitty found its way to cyberspace: ‘I was online one day, trying to sell the dog on eBay, when I stumbled […]
How would you like your social life to continue long after you decease? Well, Lives On promises you a social afterlife by making sure your tweets roll long after you hit the sky. While the service is still in development, it promises to eventually be able to analyze your Twitter feed to learning about your […]
The Aleph is a short story by Jorge Luis Borges that relates the experience of a man suddenly able to see everything in the world all at once. And now, thanks to David Hirmes, that story just got a quirky, modern update. You can read the story translated into modern Twitter slang. Or maybe you’re feeling classy, in […]
Some hawk-eyed folks recently spotted a decidedly rat-like critter in a photo taken in September last year by the Curiosity Rover. It’s really a rock. I guess it would make a pretty good pet rock. Some fans have set up a Twitter account for it with the appropriately dire warning ‘People of Earth. You found […]
Buzzfeed recently ran a piece about Weird Twitter, or “intentionally wrong style of idiotic comedy” by “a loose group of Twitter users who write in a less accessible form, using sloppy punctuation/spelling/capitalization, poetic experimentation with sentence format, first-person throwaway characters, and other techniques little known to the vast majority of ‘serious’ Twitter users”. In other […]
Thanks to a paper that gleaned geolocation data from 1,535,929,521 tweets from 71,273,997 unique users in Oct 23-Nov 30 last year, some fabulous maps showing a month in the life of Twitter were generated. The world of Twitter, as you can see, is beautiful.
Twaggies is a website that takes funny tweets from Twitter, and creates quirky visual interpretations from them. It was launched back in 2009 by editor and web producer David Israel. More than two dozen artists and illustrators have since teamed up to make the site what it is today.
Life is really hard. And it’s a whole lot harder when Starbucks runs out of Pumpkin Spice mix and you have to settle for a Salted Caramel Mocha. And then you get a splinter from your avocado. And to top it all off, you have to turn the brightness down on your iPad because it’s […]
The guy just never stops. ‘Shirtless Man Drinks 24 Beers And Half Bottle Of Rum At Wake, Attacks Two Men, Smashes Own Head Into Cop Car Window’. The exploits of the world’s trashiest super hero can be found via live feed on Twitter. It’s an endless supply of painfully hilarious adventures and mishaps. Follow him […]
Do you play in a modest band for next to nothing at your local pub for the ‘exposure’? Are you waiting for your lucky break? Does the thought of millions of people around the world actually listening to all that One Direction trash keep you up at night? Come over to Twitter now and follow […]
Imagine what Twitter might have looked like some 30 years ago. Imagine what our grandparents think of when they hear about Twitter. Gaston Lisak puts those thoughts in this context: ‘my grandma, like all the grandma’s in the neighborhood, used to own a bird as a pet. However, nowadays the bird cage is open and […]