a new 3D data visualization tool for the popular Twitter application, to allow users to navigate Twitter neighborhoods (or "blocks") in an abstract way. a public timeline is represented by an orange sequence of blocks, which offsprings a set of block series that depict the statuses of users & the people they follow. the visualization is designed to allow existing twitter users to discover other existing twitter users.
meanwhile, a heated discussion exists on TechCrunch about the purpose & usefulness of such fancy data visualizations. what is your opinion?