|Source: A World Of Tweets|
For example, A World Of Tweets presents a fascinating real-time look at tweets originating around the globe. A heat map (or smoky cloud) unfolds in running time when you open the site. It colors regions of the earth with the most Twitter traffic. A World Of Tweets could yield a simple geography lesson in class, or it could springboard to more sophisticated discussions of urban and rural centers, technology vis à vis superpowers, global trade, or emerging BRIC economies.
|Source: "Visualization" search on Tori's Eye|
|Source: "Visual Thinking" search on The Archivist|
|Source: @theASIDEblog density on TweetStats|
Visible Tweets blends PowerPoint-style transitions with simple searches, to read Twitter traffic about a given subject or hashtag. The colors and layout change constantly, and Visible Tweets seems to reach into more historic results than other Twitter searches.
|Source: "Graphicacy" search on Visible Tweets|
|Source: @theASIDEblog on Portwiture|
For some other intriguing Twitter visualizations, check out this list from Flowing Data, one of our favorite sites.