See Where the World's Tweets are Coming from in Real Time

January 9, 2011
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See Where the World's Tweets are Coming from in Real Time

A World of Tweets, created by Frog Design, a worldwide innovation firm headquartered in San Francisco, serves to visually catalog tweet data in real time via heat mapping.

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Design, social media,  tweets, a world of tweets, frog design
Design, social media,  tweets, a world of tweets, frog design

Like statistician Hans Rosling, Frog Design explains in their blog that visualizing data in a pleasing format is more important than ever. If we wish for people to pay attention to and garner useful information from the vast amounts of numbers and stats available, the numbers need to be presented through excellent design. And with the multiple map and display options, viewers can display that data in different and attractive formats.

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Design, social media,  tweets, a world of tweets, frog design
Design, social media,  tweets, a world of tweets, frog design

By utilizing HTML5 to create AWOT, they deployed Twitter Streaming API and the Yahoo! Placemaker service to display geotagged tweets on one map. They processed "more than 1.4 million tweets in just 8 days. Due to the growth of automated geo-tagging via mobile devices, the exceptional tweet locations range from the Sahara Desert to Polar Circle diving to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean."

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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